OC Transpo Route 269 retired
Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:59AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:19AM EDT
OC Transpo Connexion Route 269 will be officially renumbered today as Route 257.
The City of Ottawa has retired the bus route number involved in January’s double-decker bus crash.
In a statement, the City says Route number 269 “is being retired out of respect for those who passed away or were injured in the Westboro Station bus collision.”
On January 11, three people were killed when a double-decker bus slammed into a structure at the Westboro transit station during the afternoon rush-hour. Twenty-three others were injured.
In February, Transit Commission Chair Allan Hubley told CTV News that “the family of one of the victims asked to make that change.”