Premium Bus Service 550

Premium Bus Service 550 is a Premium service operated by City Bus Services from Sengkang East Ave to Fullerton Rd. The route passes through Sengkang East Way, Sengkang West Way, Fernvale Lane, CTE and Cecil Street, operating three trips in the morning. The service was formally operated by SBS Transit.


Route
Premium Bus Service 550: Sengkang East → CBD
Boarding Stops Alighting Stops
  • Sengkang East Ave
    – Opp Blk 101
  • Punggol Rd
    – Opp Blk 110
    – Blk 227D
    – Blk 231
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 235
    – Blk 325 CP
    – Blk 317B
    – Opp Hockey Stadium
  • Sengkang West Way
    – Opp Blk 471A
    – Blk 432A
  • Fernvale Rd
    – Lamp Post 24, in front of The Seletar Mall’s My Briyani House
  • Sengkang West Ave
    – Fernvale Pr Sch
  • Fernvale Lane
    – Blk 403A
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Opp Maritime Hse
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq

 

Technical Information
Route
Sengkang East Ave (Opp Blk 101) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
Passes Through Sengkang East Way, Sengkang West Way, Fernvale Lane, Cecil Street
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator City Bus Services
Operator Contact info@citybus.com.sg
Departure Times from Sengkang East
0720hrs – 0740hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
10 mins

 

Premium 550 serves the housing estates of Sengkang Neighborhoods 1, 2 3 and 4 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It runs parallel to the Sengkang LRT (East and West loop), providing a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the rail network to reach the city.

In 2013, City Direct 654 was launched between Sengkang and Shenton Way, which reduced demand on this service as a more affordable alternative along its Sengkang East sector. It continues to benefit from high demand from its Sengkang West sectors.

In Jul 2015, operations for this service was transferred to Transcity Bus Services. An additional trip was added to cope with the fleet downsize from double-decker buses to private coaches. The route was shortened from Rivervale Dr to Sengkang East Ave, mainly due to the drop in demand as commuters along the 550-664 duplicate sector preferred the cheaper City Direct 654 for the ride to CBD. Fares for the premium service was also reduced, although they still remain higher than that of City Direct 654.

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

Departure Timings:

From Opp Blk 101, Sengkang East Ave: 0720hrs, 0730hrs, 0740hrs

Fare:

  • EZ Link: $3.80
  • Cash: $4.00
    Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 550 operates on private buses.


 


Operator History:

  • 25 Feb 2008 – 10 Jul 2015: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 13 Jul 2015 – ?: Transcity Bus Services
  • ? – Present: City Bus Service

History:

  • 2008 (25 Feb): Introduced by SBS Transit Ltd as a Premium Service from Rivervale Dr → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
  • 2009 (02 Feb): Departure time brought forward to 0740hrs
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street (previously Robinson Rd)
  • 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (27 Sep): Second departure introduced at 0730hrs
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
  • 2015 (13 Jul): Operations transferred to Transcity Bus Services. Route shortened to start from Sengkang East Ave.
    Additional AM trip added, Fare reduced to $3.80/$4.00
  • 2018 (09 Apr): Route amended to serve Sengkang East Way & Sengkang West Way. Operating timings revised from 0730, 0741 & 0747 to 0720, 0730 & 0740

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2 thoughts on “Premium Bus Service 550

  • 5 April 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    There’s a new route starting 9 Apr 18, can you update it?

    Reply
    • 5 April 2018 at 8:25 AM
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      The article has already been updated to the new route effective 9th April 2018.

      Reply

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