(Defunct) SBS Transit Premium 563

SBS Transit Premium 563 is a Premium service operated by SBS Transit from Bukit Timah Road to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Clementi Road, AYE and Cecil Street, operating one trip in the morning.

This service will be discontinued from 29 August 2016. To get to the Central Business District, commuters can take the Downtown Line.

Route Information
Route Bukit Timah Road (Sixth Ave Ctr) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq) WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Clementi Rd, AYE, Cecil St
Route Length 17.2km
Travelling Time 45mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Shifts Weekdays: 1AM (1 bus)
Departure Times from Bt Timah Rd
0800 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service

History:

  • 2008 (30 Jun): Introduced as a Premium Service from Bukit Timah Rd → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0800hrs. 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 $4.20
  • 2016 (27 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 Aug): Service withdrawn

Operator History:

  • 30 Jun 2008 – 29 Aug 2016: SBS Transit Ltd

Premium 563 release poster
Premium 563 release poster

Premium 563 serves the private estates and condominiums around Bukit Timah 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.

From Bukit Timah Road, SMRT’s Service 970 also heads to Shenton Way, but plies a longer route. By picking up passengers in the westbound direction of Bukit Timah Road, it is an advantage for residents living on that side of the road where crossing Bukit Timah Road is difficult with few pedestrian crossings. One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Bukit Timah Road (Sixth Ave Ctr) at 8:00am on weekdays.

 

 

 

 

Premium 563 withdrawal poster
Premium 563 withdrawal poster

The service was discontinued from 29 August 2016 owing to declining demand after the opening of the Downtown Line.

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

Fare: Flat fare of $4.20. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 563 operates a bus running under crossover trips from Service 151.

Route Information:

  1. Bukit Timah Road (Bus stop outside Sixth Avenue Centre)
  2. Bukit Timah Road (Bus stop after Maple Avenue)
  3. Bukit Timah Road (Bus stop outside The Tessarina)
  4. Bukit Timah Road (Bus stop outside The Nexus)
  5. Bukit Timah Road (Bus stop outside The Sterling)
  6. Bukit Timah Road (Bus stop outside King Albert Park)
    Clementi Road (Express)
    AYE (Express)
    Keppel Road (Express)
  7. Anson Road (Bus stop outside International Plaza)
  8. Cecil Street (Bus stop opposite GB Building)
  9. Cecil Street (Bus stop outside Prudential Tower)
  10. Fullerton Road (Bus stop outside Fullerton Square)

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