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NEWS 1130's Worst Commute winner spends more than 5.5 hours travelling every day

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm PDT

FILE - Commuters board a 44 bus in downtown Vancouver on Nov. 1, 2019. (Source: Monika Gul/NEWS 1130)

Martijn Van Ramshorst spends nearly six hours taking transit to and from UBC every day

Martijn gets $500 for this epic back-and-forth commute, thanks to our partners at Toyo Tires

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – This week’s winner in Vancouver’s Worst Commute contest spends more than five-and-a-half hours travelling to and from school every day.

Martijn Van Ramshorst leaves home at 5:45 a.m., takes a combination of trains and buses from Abbotsford to Regent College at the University of British Columbia, goes to a full day of classes and then makes the trip home, returning at 5:45 p.m.

“I take the 31 bus from Abbotsford to Mission Station. From there I take the 6:25 a.m. West Coast Express train which takes 75 minutes to get to Waterfront Station. I then take the 44 bus to UBC and walk another seven minutes to Regent College,” he says. “I arrive around 8:20 a.m. after a commute of two-and-a-half hours.”

Martijn says the trip home usually takes even longer.

Martijn gets $500 for this epic back-and-forth commute, thanks to our partners at Toyo Tires. NEWS 1130 would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry.

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