[Defunct] Premium Bus Service 538

Premium Bus Service 538 was a Premium service operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from Pasir Ris Drive 3 to Nicoll Highway. The route passes through Pasir Ris Street 71, Pasir Ris Drive 1, TPE, ECP and Robinson Road, operating one trip in the morning.

Premium 538 was withdrawn on 1 Jan 2022.

538
Pasir Ris Dr 3
→ Nicoll Highway
77191 Blk 500A Pasir Ris Dr 3
77201 Pasir Ris Elias CC Pasir Ris Dr 3
77211 Blk 626 Pasir Ris Dr 3
77251 Blk 713 Pasir Ris Dr 3
77261 Blk 717 Pasir Ris Dr 12
77271 Aft Pasir Ris St 72 Pasir Ris Dr 12
77289 Blk 738 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77169 Opp Blk 742 Pasir Ris Dr 10
77319 Opp Blks 771/772 Pasir Ris St 71
77309 Opp Blk 778 Pasir Ris St 71
77061 Ris Grandeur Elias Rd
78049 Blk 612 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77019 Blk 515 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77029 Blk 571 Pasir Ris Dr 1
03111 Aft Capital Twr Robinson Rd
03071 Opp SO Sofitel S'pore Robinson Rd
03031 Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26 Robinson Rd
03011 Fullerton Sq EW14NS26 Fullerton Rd
02111 Esplanade Bridge Esplanade Dr
80151 Opp Suntec City Nicoll Highway
Technical Information
Route
Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Blk 500A) → Nicoll Highway (Opp Suntec City)
Passes Through Pasir Ris St 71, Dr 1, TPE, ECP, Robinson Rd
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
Former Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Pasir Ris Dr 3
0755hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare Flat Fare: $4.50
Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Premium 538 served housing estates around Pasir Ris Neighbourhoods 5, 6 and 7 in Pasir Ris West with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. The route is popular with residents of Pasir Ris who would otherwise rely on a long MRT ride to reach the city. While Express 518 also connects residents to the City, it does not serve the Shenton Way district.

Two trips were operated in the mornings by SBS Transit previously, departing Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Blk 500A) at 7:35am and 7:45am on weekdays.

Take Over by Aedge

From 29 Aug 2016, Premium 538 was operated by Aedge Holdings instead of SBS Transit. The route was extended by 2 bus stops from Fullerton Square to Opp Suntec City along Nicoll Highway. Departure timings were also revised to 4 AM Trips at 10 minutes intervals from 0725 – 0755hrs.

In July 2018, the number of morning trips were reduced to 3 and further reduced to 2 in 2020.

Departure Timings:

  • From Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Blk 500A): 0755hrs
    Weekdays except Public Holidays

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.


Gallery:

History
  • 2007 (16 Jul): Introduced as a Premium Service from Pasir Ris Drive 3 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.00
  • 2008 (21 Jul): Fare revised to $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
  • 2012 (19 Mar): Second departure introduced at 0735hrs
  • 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 (27 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 Aug): Operations transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd with route extension to Nicoll Highway and additional AM Trips.
  • 2018 (11 Jul): Reduction in number of AM Trips to 3
  • 2021 (10 Jun): Reduced to 1 Morning Trip
  • 2022 (01 Jan): Service Withdrawn
Operator History
  • 16 Jul 2007 – 26 Aug 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 29 Aug 2016 – 31 Dec 2021: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd

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17 thoughts on “[Defunct] Premium Bus Service 538

  • 31 July 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    I used to catch the bus at block 515 Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Bus stop 77019) arriving at 7:35am. However, it has been several days that I tried to catch this same bus but no bus arrived even after 20 minutes. Have the bus timings changed? Bus arrivals should be placed at the bus stops. The timing is so inconsistent that some buses end up very full. Instead of helping decongest the MRT in the morning, many end up taking the train because of the inconsistent bus timings.

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  • 19 July 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    Today I waited 25 mins before I see bus 538 in this supposedly 10 mins interval bus. Bus stop is outside Blk 571 on Pasir Ris Drive 1. Bus arrived at 810 am. When I saw the older comments, it also seems that the bus operator is not reliable and consistent.

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  • 19 July 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    Was the first bus cancelled for the past few days ? Second bus is always full these days..

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  • 17 July 2017 at 7:58 AM
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    Since few days the first bus is coming very late I.e around 7:50 AM and that too very full. Please expedite. Earlier the bus used to come at around 7:35

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  • 23 May 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    Don’t know what happened to the last bus that did not come for the past 2 days. This is not the 1st time happening. Please do something. If you are going to cancel the last bus for that day, you should make sure that there is a replacement done and not make people who is taking the last bus waiting for nothing.

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