May I suggest you direct your comment to the Editor of the Telegraph - I did quote the source if you care to check Rod.
You are at liberty to spend your money however you wish Rod, but do try and spare a thought for those referred to in the article who find the combined additional costs for the essential of life unaffordable because of their low and decreasing pay.
Meanwhile, do come back and share what the Telegraph Editor has to say about their research of their article - I'd be interested to know who's data is correct.
By the way, whilst you have your finger in the database, can you perhaps share with the rest of use how much the subsidy is falling each year such that fares are increasing so swiftly. For instance, how much over £5bn were the subsidies 10-years ago? I could guess - but I'd rather have it from a more informed source Rod.