Premium Bus Service 588

Premium Bus Service 588 is a Premium service operated by Commute Solutions from Sin Ming Avenue to Shenton Way. The route passes through Maymount Road, Bishan Street 21/12, CTE and Pickering Street, operating one trip in the morning.

588
Sin Ming Ave → Shenton Way
53369
Opp Blk 454
Sin Ming Ave
53359
Opp Ai Tong Sch
Sin Ming Ave
53349
Bishan Pk Sec Sch
Sin Ming Ave
53339
Opp Bright Hill Tp
Sin Ming Ave
53329
Opp CityCab
Sin Ming Ave
53159
Blk 260
Marymount Rd
53149
Whitley Sec Sch
Marymount Rd
53139
Marymount View
Marymount Rd
53129
Opp Marymount Stn
Marymount Rd
53319
Bosch
Bishan St 21
53309
Opp Raffles Instn
Bishan St 21
53229
Blk 501
Bishan St 11
53419
Opp Guangyang Pr Sch
Bishan St 12
53409
Blk 131
Bishan St 12
05129
Hong Lim Pk
Upp Pickering St
05319
OCBC Ctr
Church St
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03217
Opp AXA Twr
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way

 

Technical Information
Route
Sin Ming Ave (Opp Blk 454) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
Passes Through Marymount Rd, Bishan St 21, Bishan St 12
Travelling Time 41 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Commute Solutions Group Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Sin Ming Ave
0800hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare EZ Link / NETS Flashpay Card: $5.00  |  Cash: $7.00
Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Introduced in 2008, Premium 588 serves the estates of Sin Ming, Marymount and Bishan (Neighbourhoods 1 and 2) with bus connections to Telok Ayer and Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport.

The steep fares and cheaper alternatives make Premium 588 a more expensive route to the city, but passengers get to enjoy the luxury benefits of Premium travel.

Takeover by Commute Solutions

Under Commute Solutions, EZ-Link fares were raised by 20 cents from $4.50 to $4.70. Cash fares were raised by 50 cents from $4.50 to $5.00.

Departure Timings

Weekdays, except Public Holidays

  • AM Peak from Sin Ming Ave (Opp Blk 454): 0800hrs
Fare
  • Cash: $7.00
  • EZ Link Card / NETS Flashpay Card: $5.00

 


Gallery

Operator History
  • 30 Jun 2008 – 26 Aug 2016: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 29 Aug 2016 onwards: Commute Solutions LLP
History
  • 2008 (30 Jun): Introduced as a Premium Service from Sin Ming Ave → Shenton Way. Charges a flat fare of $3.50. One trip departing at 0800hrs.
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fares brought down to $3.30
  • 2010 (01 Apr): Original fare of $3.50 reinstated
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revision to $4.50
  • 2016 (29 Aug): Operations transferred to Commute Solutions Group Pte Ltd. Fare increased to $4.70 EZ-Link Card & $5.00 Cash.
  • 2017 (03 Jan): Cash fare revised to $7.00

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One thought on “Premium Bus Service 588

  • 16 August 2017 at 8:13 AM
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    Hi, bus 588 seems to be not so reliable anymore. Today (16 aug) we had to take again the conventional bus instead, wasting alot of time, after 588 was overly late (waiting for more than 10 minutes). This is unacceptable. Also can you consider stopping at one raffles quay instead of shentn way.

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