Ottawa commuters celebrate, lament OC Transpo bus number changes

This weekend, several OC Transpo bus route numbers will change, paving the way for a major expansion of light rail service in Ottawa next year. 

The longtime route 2 will soon be known as route 11, and route 96 will be known as route 61. Changes to 12 other routes take effect Sunday. 

For nostalgia's sake, we asked you if they had fond or foul memories of riding routes like the No. 2 or No. 96 bus.

Here's what some people had to say.

Route 2 to become 11 

People also chimed in by email.

Kringen Henein made this tongue-in-cheek observation about route 2.

"Those mourning the loss of the number 2 on their bus should consider that number 11 looks a lot like II which is two in Roman numerals or if that doesn't work for them, then 1+1=2," wrote Henein in an email.

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