(Defunct) SMRT Premium 546

SMRT Premium 546 is a Premium service operated by SMRT Buses from Geylang Bahru and Shenton Way. The route passes through Lorong 1 Geylang, Nicoll Highway and Fullerton, operating one trip in the morning.

Premium 546 was discontinued from 29 August 2016.

Route Information
Route Geylang Bahru (Blk 73) → Shenton Way (opp MAS Building)
Passes Through Lor 1 Geylang, Nicoll Highway, Fullerton
Route Length 8.0km
Travelling Time 20mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Other spare buses
Departure Times from T1 0810 – 0810 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service

Introduced in 2008, Premium 546 serves the estates of Kallang Bahru and Kallang Heights with bus connections to Nicoll Highway and Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. At the same time, SBS Transit’s Service 107 also offers connections between Kallang Bahru and Shenton Way at a cheaper price (normal fares), and Kallang Heights is situated close to Kallang MRT where train fares are much cheaper than Premium fares. The steep fares and cheaper alternatives make Premium 546 a more expensive alternative route to the city, but passengers get to enjoy the luxury benefits of Premium travel.

One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Geylang Bahru (Blk 73) at 8:10am on weekdays. Demand for the service is low due to the presence of many alternative routes.

Premium 546 was withdrawn on 29 August 2016, with the last day of operations on 26 August 2016.

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Fare: Flat fare of $4.50. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 546 operates on a crossover slot from Service 853, with a Mercedes-Benz Citaro commonly seen on the route.

Route Information:

  1. Geylang Bahru (Bus stop outside Blk 73)
  2. Geylang Bahru (Bus stop outside Blk 82)
  3. Upper Boon Keng Road (Bus stop before Blk 19)
  4. Upper Boon Keng Road (Bus stop outside Blk 3B)
  5. Lorong 1 Geylang (Bus stop between Blk 2B/2C)
  6. Sims Avenue (Bus stop after Lorong 1 Geylang)
    Sims Way (Non-stop)
  7. Nicoll Highway (Bus stop outside Nicoll Highway MRT Station)
  8. Nicoll Highway (Bus stop outside Suntec City)
  9. Nicoll Highway (Bus stop outside One Raffles Link)
  10. Collyer Quay (Bus stop outside Clifford Pier)
  11. Shenton Way (Bus stop outside UIC Building)
  12. Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite Temasek Tower)
  13. Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite MAS Building)
Premium 546 at a glance
Premium 546 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 04 Apr 2008 – 26 Aug 2016: SMRT Buses Ltd

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History:

  • 2008 (04 Apr): Introduced as a Premium Service from Geylang Bahru → Shenton Way. Charges a flat fare of $3.00. Two trips departing at 0825hrs and 0835hrs
  • ???: Reduced to one trip, departure re-timed to 0810hrs
  • Late 2011?: Fare revised to $3.50
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revision to $4.50
  • 2016 (26 Aug): Last day of operations, route withdrawn.

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