Mr Thomas of Stoke-on-Trent: 'I think British Rail will be worse, given how bad it is already. It's still run like a privatised industry and I can't see that changing. My favourite journey is from London back to Stoke-on-Trent.'
Mrs James of Stevenage: 'British Rail seems to be in rather a bad way at the moment, going downhill fast, so I would hope it will get better. Now all that happens is that services are cut and fares go up - anything which might improve things must be worth trying. My favourite train journey was as a child going up to the north of Scotland.'
Mrs Gordon of Southampton: 'I think BR might be better for privatisation. It depends where they get their finances from to make the improvements they talk about. I love going to London by train because it's so much easier than driving up.'
Mr Percy of Stratford-on-Avon: 'BR will probably get worse after it's privatised. I never travel by train. I haven't done for about 15 years - my favourite journey is by car from Stratford to Manchester, to visit my parents.'
Mr Henry of Bedford: 'British Rail will get worse when its privatised. It's bound to be streamlined and more staff laid off. I was in the Navy for years and my favourite journey was Waterloo to Plymouth, heading back to work.'
Mrs Bill of Wimborne: 'I think part of British Rail should be privatised. It's so big at present that no one answers for all the problems or delays. I love travelling from Wimborne to Scotland by train, when I can afford it.'
Mr Douglas of Liverpool: 'I'm positive the service will get much worse after privatisation. It's already so bad up here it's not even included in the Citizen's Charter] I travel to work by train so the last thing I'd want to do is take the train when I'm not working.'
Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE, train enthusiast: 'After privatisation, the uniform will be different, but that's about the only thing. My favourite journey is from Euston to Fort William on the overnight sleeper - it takes 13 hours, there's no telephone, and sometimes there's the odd lady who doesn't like travelling in the main body of the train.'Reuse content