From The Times:
“Commuters are spending an average of more than 10% of their take home pay on train fares”
This conclusion reached by looking at the average annual season ticket price and the annual average income for the country.
This rather missing the point that it’s the higher paid who a) commute and b) buy season tickets. Thus the comparison is like saying that Bentley owners spend 10% of take home pay on their annual service. Without that noting that Bentley owners have a slightly higher income than non-such.
As our eagle eyed spotter, Chris Miller, points out, this article is clearly too bonkers to make it into the online edition even as it appeared in print.