Premium Bus Service 590

Premium Bus Service 590 is a Premium service operated by Commute Solutions from Brickland Road to Shenton Way. The route passes through Bukit Batok West and Orchard Road, operating one trip in the morning.

Premium 590 was shortened to start from Brickland  from 2 Jan 2020

590
Brickland Rd → Shenton Way
30101
Blk 485B
Brickland Road
30111
Blk 804B
Brickland Road
30121
Blk 805D
Brickland Road
43679
Blk 402
Bukit Batok Road
43789
Blk 436A
Bukit Batok Road
40349
Blk 461
Bukit Batok West Avenue 8
40329
Millennia Institute
Bukit Batok West Avenue 8
43349
Opp Princess E Pr Sch
Bukit Batok West Avenue 3
43539
Opp Blk 140
Bukit Batok West Avenue 3
40301
Blk 451A
Bukit Batok West Avenue 6
40351
Blk 461C
Bukit Batok West Avenue 6
Opp Blk 439C
Bukit Batok West Avenue 6
43759
Blk 443D
Bukit Batok Road
43769
Dulwich Coll/Blk 445
Bukit Batok Road
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Road
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Road
08137
Orchard Plaza
Orchard Road
08058
Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Road
08069
Bencoolen Stn Exit B
Bras Basah Road
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A
Bras Basah Road
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03217
Opp AXA Twr
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way

 

Technical Information
Route
Brickland Rd (Blk 485B) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
Passes Through Bt Batok Rd, Orchard Rd
Travelling Time 72 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Commute Solutions Group Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Brickland Rd
0730hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare EZ Link / NETS Flashpay Card: $5.50  |  Cash: $7.00
Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Premium 590 serves the housing estates of Brickland Road and Bukit Batok West with bus connections to Orchard and Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. The steep fares and cheaper alternatives make Premium 590 a more expensive alternative route to the city, but passengers get to enjoy the luxury benefits of Premium travel.

Formerly operated by SMRT, Premium 590 is operated by Commute Solutions from 3 Jan 2017.

The route was shortened to omit Yew Tee from 2 Jan 2020, while serving additional stops in the Bukit Batok West housing estate. Affected commuters from Yew Tee may take bus pooling route CS2 by ShareTransport instead.

Departure Timings

Weekdays, except Public Holidays

  • AM Peak from Brickland Rd (Blk 485B): 0730hrs
Fare
  • Cash: $7.00
  • EZ Link Card / NETS Flashpay Card: $5.50

Gallery
Operator History
  • 8 Sep 2008 – 30 Dec 2016: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 03 Jan 2017 onwards: Commute Solutions
History
  • 2008 (08 Sep): Introduced as a Premium Service from Choa Chu Kang Crescent → Shenton Way. Charges a flat fare of $4.50. One trip departing at 0745hrs.
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fares brought down to $4.30
  • 2010 (01 Apr): Original fare of $4.50 reinstated
  • Late 2011?: Fares raised to $5.00
  • 2012 (06 Aug): Second departure added, trips re-timed to 0740hrs and 0750hrs
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revision to $5.50
  • 2017 (03 Jan): Operations transferred to Commute Solutions. No longer wheelchair accessible.
  • ?: Reduced to 1 AM Trip, route extension along Choa Chu Kang Cres
  • 2019 (16 Aug): Amended to serve Brickland Rd & Bukit Batok Rd, skipping Choa Chu Kang North 6 & 5
  • 2020 (2 Jan): Shortened to start from Brickland Road and serves Bukit Batok West
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One thought on “Premium Bus Service 590

  • 17 May 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Hi there

    I have recently switched to paying by Apple Pay MasterCard but 509 scanning unit does not accept it. Can advise when this will be enabled . I need to get an MRT CARD just for taking this bus…

    Sinclair

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