know my route number...
This option gives departure information only
You send the bus, train or ferry routes you want to know about
reply with a list of when and where these services are leaving.
refers to all the routes starting with the first two digits 87,
e.g. 875, 877, 879, etc.
Save this message in your phone to keep this mini timetable.
the leaving time
Supply a leaving time after the route list.
time formats all work:
805a 8:05am 8:05 5p 5pm (Do not use 8.05)
Put at place in your message to control the bus
starting position. You don't have to type the whole place but it
helps to ensure you get the information you want. In some cases
the starting position has the same letter as the arrival.
catch a ferry or train?
Use these route codes:
SBAY Stanley Bay
HMB Half Moon Bay
GULF Gulf Harbour
STH South via Newmarket & Ellerslie
SE South via Panmure, Glen Innes & Orakei
to B information more details...
A txt msg has a maximum of 160 characters so there is a limit to
the information that can be provided. You can get more travel options
with fewer details, or more details and fewer options.
as specific as possible preferably use street names and suburbs
or intersections and suburbs. If you use the street option you must
include st, rd, av, etc. and it is best to
include a street number (numeric only).
more options with fewer details
Write your suburb or landmark or street name with suburb.
lake rd tpuna to auckland
Kelly Tarltons to 50 queen st akl
Shortland and Queen to Hwick
out our landmarks (significant buildings, schools, restaurant chains)
through the Rideline Journey Planner. When you enter a journey start
and destination you will see what landmarks are listed. We have
over 1300 of them all up and theyre useful.
can replace the word to with one dot or two
lake rd tpuna.Auckland
12 lake rd tpuna__Auckland
'name and name' for intersections:
and queen to universal and lincoln
get more details
Put from at the start of your message and well
txt you exactly where to go:
smarter choose your time:
You can specify:
a time to leave or arrive
first or last service for the day
lake rd tpuna.auckland leave 2p
a time you need to be somewhere
lake rd tpuna.auckland arrive 9a
12 lake rd tpuna.auckland first
12 lake rd tpuna.auckland last
your own short codes
This is where it gets to be funky. After you have entered your detailed
information once, Rideline will send back short codes with the result.
codes are unique to the journey requested and to your mobile number.
If you want to request the same journey again you can use those
you can jump on the Rideline website and change the codes to whatever
eg. HM WRK UNI
do this you need to LOGIN on
this site using your mobile number and a PIN. You can only change
your codes on the website, not directly on your mobile. To get your
own PIN txt 3666 with the msg PIN. If you lose
your PIN txt with the msg clear and then send
the request for a new PIN.
youre logged in you can rename the short codes that Rideline
sent to your mobile. Remember, theyre unique to your mobile
so dont use the codes on someone elses mobile!