Premium Bus Service 553 is a Premium service operated by APT Travel from Tampines Avenue 9 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Tampines Avenue 7, 4 and 5, ECP and Robinson Road, operating one trip in the morning.
Operations for Premium Bus Service 553 has been transferred to APT Travel Pte Ltd from 03 Jan 2017.
|Route||Tampines Avenue 9 (Blk 496F) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
|Passes Through||Tampines Ave 7/4/5, ECP, Robinson Rd|
|Current Operator||APT Travel Pte Ltd|
|Departure Times from Tampines Ave 9
Premium 553 serves the housing estates of Tampines Neighborhoods 1, 2 4 and 9 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. One of three SBS Transit Premium services in Tampines, it provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on feeder buses and the MRT to reach the city.
One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Tampines Avenue 9 (Blk 496F) at 7:45am on weekdays. From 03 Jan 2017, Premium 553 will be operated by APT Travel Pte Ltd.
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.
|Boarding Stops in Tampines||Alighting Stops in CBD|
- 1 Apr 2008 – 30 Dec 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
- 3 Jan 2017 onwards: APT Travel Pte Ltd
- 2008 (1 Apr): Introduced as a Premium Service from Tampines Ave 9 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
- 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
- 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
- 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
- 2013 (29 Dec): Express sector diverted to Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) from ECP
- 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
- 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area; Express sector amended to Maxwell Road after MCE instead of Prince Edward Rd.
- 2016 (28 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2017 (03 Jan): Operations transferred to APT Travel Pte Ltd. No longer wheelchair accessible.