Departure times adjusted with GPS data
Depending on your mobile plan, your service provider may charge a fee to use 560560 short code services. OC Transpo does not charge customers for using our 560560 service.
Real-time bus schedules are available through text-messages on your cell phone.
You will notice departure times marked with an asterisk *, this means that the trip has been adjusted with GPS data. Times that have no asterisk are scheduled time.
If there is no asterisk it could be for one of the following reasons: the trip is too far ahead in time, a communication problem exists between the bus and the GPS database, or there are issues with the GPS hardware on the bus. GPS hardware problems are detected and fixed as soon as possible.
Locate your 560 bus stop number
You can find your 4-digit 560 bus stop number by using these services:
- Route Schedules
Select route, choose direction and find your stop from the list
- Bus Stop 560 numbers for calling and texting
Listed alphabetically by street and nearest cross-street
How to use the 560560 service
- Text: 560560.
- Message: Your 4-digit bus stop number or the first few letters of any Transitway Station name, for eg.: ‘Hurd’, ‘Mac’, ‘Orl’, ‘Alb’, ‘Bil’.
If there is more than one route that serves your stop follow the prompts.
The first time you use the service you will be prompted to select your preferred language. At any time you can text E (English) or F (French) to change your choice.
What is real-time and how are the predictions made?
The next 3 departure times are predicted based on the bus’ GPS information. If the GPS data is unavailable for a given bus, the time defaults to the scheduled arrival time.
Carriers’ networks supporting Short Code 560560
- BellMTS (Manitoba Telecom Services)
- Koodoo Mobile
- Public Mobile
- Solo Mobile
- Télébec Mobilité
- Telus Mobility
- Virgin Mobile
If your carrier is not in the list above, please contact them to find out if they support ’short code’.