Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Future of No 3 bus route

The City is busy paring back bus services. Residents in the Preston area are probably glad to get back to having the No 3 on Preston again. And in the spring, the bus stops will again have shelters, benches, and trees for shade.

Once the bus transitway is converted to LRT service (sheduled for 2017 or so) then the no 3 bus route will follow Preston to Albert to Booth Street and the LeBreton LRT station, then over to Gatineau. It will no longer go to downtown Ottawa. Riders on the north-south routes will be taken to rapid transit stations where they will transfer to the LRT vehicles for the east-west portion of the trip.


  1. Anyone for reviving streetcar service along Preston circa, say, 2020?

  2. Get in line, squirt, says Montreal Road.

  3. Preston and Montreal could both make legitimate arguments for inclusion in such a network if we were to push for it to be re-established, and Preston's been around longer and...(digs for his copy of Ottawa Streetcars)...actually had a streetcar route on it once upon a time.