Traveline-txt is a service that can check the next buses from a particular bus stop by sending the bus stop code in a text.
The bus stop code may be displayed on the bus stop flag or in the timetable case.
To use the service, simply type the stop code as a text message – and send it to 84268.
The message you send will cost your normal text message charge. In some areas the reply will be free of charge. In most areas the reply will cost up to 25p.
If the stop is a busy one, then you can also add the service number you want (leaving a space after the stop code)
… so your message might look like “bucdtdgj 66”.
You will receive a message back, normally in less than a minute. Typically the message will show a clock time if the information comes from timetables (eg: 0935) but it will show an expected waiting time (eg: 5 mins) if it comes from a real-time information system.
Remember the service is specific to an individual stop for travel in that one direction… the code for the stop in the other direction will be different!