Premium Bus Service 558

Premium Bus Service 558 was a Premium service operated by Commute Solutions from Yishun Ring Road to Temasek Boulevard. The route passed through Yishun Avenue 2, CTE, Cecil Street and Marina Boulevard, operating one trip in the morning. SBS Transit Ltd also used to operate Premium Bus Service 558 till its handover to Commute Solutions on 25 Aug 2014.

Premium Bus Service 558 has been withdrawn since 03 May 2016 and is no longer in operation.

 

Route Information
Route Yishun Ring Road (Yishun Pr Sch) → Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Twr Two)
Passes Through Yishun Ave 2, CTE, Cecil St, Marina Blvd
Route Length
Travelling Time 63mins
Operator Information
Former Operator Commute Solutions LLP
Departure Times from T1 Route Withdrawn
Frequency Unidirectional Service

Premium 558 served the housing estates of Yishun Neighborhoods 1, 7 and 8 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It provided a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on feeder buses, the MRT or other bus routes to reach the city.

With City Direct 670 duplicating a large sector of Premium 558 and offering a cheaper fare to the CBD, many Premium 558 commuters switched over to City Direct 670, resulting in a lost of ridership for this service and the eventual withdrawal of this service.

One trip used to operated in the mornings, departing Yishun Ring Road (Yishun Pr Sch) at 7:45am on weekdays.

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

Fare: Flat fare of $4.50 by card and $5.00 by cash. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Operated with private buses from Commute Solutions LLP.

Former Route:

  1. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Yishun Primary School)
  2. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Blk 121)
  3. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Blk 137)
  4. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Blk 731)
  5. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Blk 760)
  6. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Blk 774)
  7. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Blk 794)
  8. Yishun Ring Road (Bus stop outside Blk 798)
  9. Yishun Avenue 2 (Bus stop opposite Khatib MRT Station)
  10. Yishun Avenue 2 (Bus stop outside Yishun Sports Hall)
    Lentor Avenue (Express) SLE (Express)
    CTE (Express)
    Outram Road (Express)
    Cantonment Road  (Express)
  11. Outram Road (Bus stop outside Outram Park Stn)
  12. Anson Road (Bus stop outside International Plaza)
  13. Cecil Street (Bus stop opposite GB Building)
  14. Cecil Street (Bus stop outside Prudential Tower)
  15. Marina Boulevard (Bus stop outside The Sail)
  16. Marina Boulevard (Bus stop outside Marina Bay Financial Centre)
  17. Temasek Avenue (Bus stop outside Centenial Tower)
  18. Temasek Boulevard (Bus stop outside Suntec Tower Two)

Route History:

  • 2008 (21 Apr): Introduced by SBS Transit Ltd as a Premium Service from Yishun Ring Rd → 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 (previously 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 (25 Aug): Operator transferred to Commute Solutions. Route amended to serve Marina Boulevard and Suntec City, skipping Fullerton Road. Additional stop at Outram Park.
  • 2016 (03 May): Route withdrawn. Last day of operations on 29 Apr 2016.

Operator History:

  • 2008 (21 Apr) – 2014 (22 Aug): SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2014 (25 Aug) – 2016 (03 May): Commute Solutions LLP

Gallery:

SBST Volvo B10M MkIV DM (SBS966T) - Premium 558
SBST Volvo B10M MkIV DM (SBS966T) – Premium 558
Premium 558 release poster
Premium 558 release poster
Notice of operator transfer
Notice of operator transfer
Commute Solutions Poster
Service Withdraw Notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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