posted: 19-March-2013, revised: 17-May-2013
We are now able to bring the Stagecoach X5 Cambridge-Oxford coach service to Oxontime. The X5 is a popular service for travellers to and from Bicester, especially to the Bicester Village outlet centre, and for travel to Milton Keynes and Cambridge. The data is streamed from the Cambridgeshire RTI system into Oxontime where it appears in all our services - Oxontime website, SMS service, Oxontime smartphone 'apps' and not forgetting our on-street displays. As with any 'linked' service like this there can be issues with optimising the communications systems and this can occasionally lead to a loss of service - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to report any problems.
Bus and coach stops in the Greater London area are only beginning to be assigned official SMS code numbers. To get around this and enable the Oxontime SMS service for customers of the X90 and the Oxford Tube (and also the LHR and LGW airline services) we have created our own SMS codes for these stops. They can be found on this website listed on the stops list for the relevant services and are unlikely to be publicised at the stop - so you may want to make a note of them before you travel. They will only provide information for the Oxfordshire services and not for any other services passing the same stops.
When official SMS codes are rolled-out at these stops it might eventually be preferable to change to those codes but we will publicise this when it happens.