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OC Transpo retiring route involved in fatal crash

The route involved in January's fatal Westboro station crash will become Route 257 later this year.

Families of the Westboro crash victims wanted Route 269 retired

No exact date has been set, but there should be no more Route 269 buses running by the end of the year. (Idil Mussa/CBC)

OC Transpo is retiring the route number of the bus involved in last month's deadly crash at Westboro station.

Route 269, which runs between downtown and Bridlewood in the city's west end, will become Route 257 later this year.

Three people were killed and 23 were injured when the double-decker bus collided into a platform Jan. 11.

Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley said some of the relatives of those killed or injured asked for the change.

"It's a symbolic gesture," he said. "We're able to do it so I'm happy to be able to fulfil their wish."

Hubley said families have told them it's a small change, but it will help them through the healing process.

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