Premium Bus Service 557

Premium Bus Service 557 is a Premium service operated by Commute Solutions from Choa Chu Kang Drive to Temasek Boulevard. The route passes through Choa Chu Kang Ave 3/5/6/1/7, Bukit Batok Road, AYE, Cecil Street and Marina Boulevard, operating one trip in the morning.

The residential sector for Premium 557 was amended from 22 Sep 2016.

Route Information
Route Choa Chu Kang Dr (Aft Blk 202) → Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Twr Two)
Passes Through CCK Ave 3/5/6/1/7, Bt Batok Rd, AYE, Cecil St, Marina Blvd
Travelling Time 66mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Commute Solutions LLP
Departure Times from CCK Ave 3
0740 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service

Premium 557 serves the housing estates of Choa Chu Kang with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT or other bus routes to reach the city. SMRT’s Express 982E, introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP), also covers the CCK – CBD route, but charges only express fares.

Operations for this route was transferred to Commute Solutions from SBS Transit on 15 September 2014, with a route extension to Suntec City.

From 22 September 2016, the catchment area in Choa Chu Kang for Premium 557 was amended.

Departure Times:

  • From Aft Blk 202, Choa Chu Kang Dr: 0740hrs

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

Fare:

  • EZ-Link card / NETS Flashpay: $4.80
  • Cash: $7.00

Fleet: Operated with private buses from Commute Solutions LLP.

Route Information:

Boarding Points in Choa Chu Kang Town Alighting Points in CBD
  • Choa Chu Kang Dr
    – Aft Blk 202
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
    – Blk 280
    – Blk 289
    – Sunshine Place
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 486
    – Blk 489A
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 6
    – Blk 490B
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
    – Bef Choa Chu Kang Mkt
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 7
    – Opp Blk 810 CP
  • Choa Chu Kang Grove (Express)
  • Brickland Rd (Express)
  • Bukit Batok Rd
    – Blk 402
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr
  • Bayfront Ave (Express)
  • Temasek Ave
    – Centennial Twr
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Suntec Tower Two

Gallery:

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS7686B) - Premium 557
SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS7686B) – Premium 557

History:

  • 2008 (25 Feb): Introduced as a Premium Service from Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street from Robinson Rd
  • 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
  • 2014 (12 Sep): Last day of operations for SBS Transit
  • 2014 (15 Sep): Operator transferred to Commute Solutions. Route amended to serve Marina Boulevard and Suntec City, skipping Fullerton Road.
  • 2016 (22 Sep): Route amendment in Choa Chu Kang Town
  • 2017 (03 Jan): Fare revised to $4.80 by Card and $7.00 by cash

Operator History:

  • 2008 (25 Feb) – 2014 (12 Sep): SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2014 (15 Sep) – Present: Commute Solutions LLP

 

 

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