(Defunct) Premium Bus Service 554

Premium Bus Service 554 is a Premium service operated by Tan Bus Transport from Tampines Avenue 4 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Tampines Avenue 3, Tampines Street 84 / 83, ECP and Robinson Road, operating two trips in the morning.

Premium Bus Service 554 has been withdrawn and is no longer in operation.

554
Tampines Ave 4 → Fullerton Rd
76111
Blk 945
Tampines Ave 4
76121
Opp St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
Tampines Ave 4
75079
Blk 819
Tampines Ave 3
75089
Blk 827
Tampines Ave 3
75109
Blk 888
Tampines Ave 3
75111
Blk 874A
Tampines St 84
75169
Opp Blk 853
Tampines St 83
75131
Bet Blks 701/702
Tampines Ave 5
75121
Opp Darul Ghufran Mque
Tampines Ave 5
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
Robinson Rd
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd

 

Technical Information
Route Tampines Avenue 4 (Blk 945) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
Passes Through Tampines Ave 3 / St 84 / St 83, ECP, Robinson Rd
Travelling Time 56 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Tan Bus Transport
Departure Times from Tampines Ave 4
0735hrs – 0745hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare Flat Fare: $4.50
(EZ Link / NETS Flashpay Card / Cash)
Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

 

Tan Bus Transport Poster - Premium 554
Tan Bus Transport Poster – Premium 554

Premium 554 serves the housing estates of Tampines Neighborhoods 7, 8 and 9 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. One of three SBS Transit Premium services in Tampines, it provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT and feeder bus routes to reach the city.

Express 513, introduced in 2012 under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme, provides a cheaper alternative route from Tampines West to Shenton Way, charging only express fares. Much of its catchment area is shared with Premium 554, which has reduced the demand for this service.

Former SBS Transit Operations

The route was first introduced by SBS Transit, with two trips are operated in the mornings, at 7:35am and 7:45am on weekdays.

Departure Timings

Weekdays, except Public Holidays

  • AM Peak from Tampines Ave 4 (Blk 945): 0735hrs & 0745hrs
Fare

Flat Fare: $4.50
Payable by EZ-Link Card, NETS Flashpay Card or Cash.


Gallery

History
  • 2008 (1 Apr): Introduced as a Premium Service from Tampines Ave 4 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2010 (20 Sep): Second departure introduced at 0735hrs
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 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 (28 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 Aug): Operations transferred to Tan Bus Transport with additional AM Trips
  • 2018 (22 May): Reduction to 2 AM Trips
  • 2019 (Q3): Withdrawn
Operator History
  • 1 Apr 2008 – 26 Aug 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 29 Aug 2016 – Q3 2019: Tan Bus Transport

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