Advanced features of yournextbus

How to use some of the system's more advanced features

You can use yournextbus to find out timetable information for any bus service at any stop, later the same day. You can also use the system to narrow down your search, so that your returned text only gives you information about the bus service you are interested in:

Times for a specific bus service:  To receive information only for a specific service number, rather than all the buses to that stop:  

  • Create a new text message Graphic of a text message incuding the bus stop number
  • Type in the 8-digit bus stop number, followed by a space, followed by the service number eg. 45010914 95 for bus stop 45010914 and service number 95
  • Send the text message to 63876.
  • The returned message will give you information about the next few 95's to leave that stop.

Times for buses later the same day: For this option it is more likely that scheduled timetable times will be returned, rather than real-time:

  • Create a new text message
  • Type in the 8 digit bus stop number, followed by a space, followed by the 24 hour clock time eg. 45010914 1700 for bus stop number 45010914 at a time of 5pm.
  • Send the text message to 63876.
  • Your returned message will give you details of the next four or five buses that depart from that stop after 5pm. 

Times for a specific bus number later the same day:  To obtain information for both a specific service number at a stop and for time later the same day:

  • Create a new text message 
  • Type in the 8-digit bus stop number, followed by a space; enter the service number, followed by a space, followed by the 24 hour clock time e.g. 45010914 95 1930 for bus stop number 45010914, service 95 at a time of 7.30pm
  • Send the text message to short code 63876.
  • The returned message will list the next four or five 95s to leave from that stop after 7.30pm

 

Help:  For a reminder on how to use the service, just text "help" to 63876.

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