Premium Bus Service 548

Premium Bus Service 548 is a Premium service operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Ang Mo Kio Street 52, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, CTE and Cecil Street, operating four trips towards the city in the morning. This premium service was formally operated by SBS Transit.

 

548
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 → Fullerton Rd
55129
Blk 604
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
55119
Blk 617
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54451
Blk 643
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54461
Blk 649
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54259
Opp Grandeur 8
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54449
Opp Blk 507
Ang Mo Kio St 53
54401
Blk 522
Ang Mo Kio St 52
54411
Blk 527
Ang Mo Kio St 52
54589
Blk 555
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54389
Blk 465
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54379
Blk 475
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
54609
Opp Townsville Pr Sch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
03223
Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C
Anson Rd
03151
Opp GB Bldg
Cecil St
03021
Prudential Twr
Cecil St
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd

 

Technical Information
Route
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (Blk 604) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio St 52, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, CTE, Cecil St
Travelling Time 50 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
0740hrs – 0805hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare Flat Fare: $4.20
Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

 

Change of operator poster
Change of operator poster, click for larger view

Premium 548 serves the housing estates of Ang Mo Kio Neighborhoods 4, 5 and 6 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It is a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT to reach the city. Steady increase of demand would lead to the increase of buses deployed, from one trip in 2008 to four trips in 2011, the most number of trips for any SBS Transit Premium service.

In 2013, City Direct 652 was launched between Ang Mo Kio and Shenton Way, which had a slight impact on the demand of Premium 548 as a more affordable alternative.

Two additional morning trips were added with the change of operator from SBS Transit Ltd to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd, owing to a fleet capacity downgrade from a double-decker bus to a high floor private coach. In addition, new evening trips would be implemented from the CBD back to Ang Mo Kio.

Change Of Operator

From 13 Jul 2015, Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd took over SBS Transit Ltd as the operator for Premium 548. In recent years, SBS Transit has been transferring operations of premium bus services to private operators, despite being profitable.

With the new operator, bus trip timings were revised to:

  • 0740hrs, 0745hrs, 0750hrs, 0755hrs, 0800hrs & 0805hrs from Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 and
  • 1820hrs and 1835hrs from Collyer Quay for new PM trips

AM trips were later cut to 5 and PM trips were withdrawn from 8 August 2016.


Departure Timings
  • From Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Blk 604): 0740hrs, 0750hrs, 0800hrs, 0805hrs

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.


Gallery:

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9479U) - Premium 548
SBS9479U – Premium 548
SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3209Y) - Premium 548
SBS3209Y – Premium 548
Premium 548 release poster
Premium 548 SBST release poster

 


Operator History
  • 25 Feb 2008 – 10 Jul 2015: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 13 Jul 2015 – Present: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
History
  • 2008 (25 Feb): Introduced by SBS Transit Ltd as a Premium Service from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 → 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 (19 Apr): Second departure introduced at 0750hrs
  • 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2011 (19 Dec): Third and fourth departures added at 0745hrs and 0755hrs
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.20
  • 2015 (13 Jul): Operations transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd. 2 additional morning trips and 2 new evening return trips implemented.
  • 2016 (08 Aug): Morning trips cut to 5 (previously 6); Evening trips withdrawn
  • 2018 (11 Jul): Morning trips cut to 4

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