Premium Bus Service 533

Premium Bus Service 533 is a Premium service operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from Teban Gardens Road to Beach Road. The route passes through West Coast Road, AYE and Cecil Street, operating two trips in the morning.

Operations of Premium 533 was transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd from 15 Aug 2016.
The bus route was also extended to Beach Road from Fullerton Road.

Route Information
Route Teban Gardens Road (Teban Gdn PO) → Beach Rd (Opp Golden Mile Cplx)
Passes Through West Coast Rd, AYE, Cecil St, Temasek Ave
Route Length 24.3km
Travelling Time 55 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Coaches
Departure Times from Teban Gdns
0730 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
10mins

History:

  • 2007 (16 Jul): Introduced as a Premium Service from Teban Gardens → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.00
  • 2008 (21 Jul): Fare revised to $3.30
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.10
  • 2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street (from Robinson Rd)
  • 2010 (30 Jun): Fare reinstated to $3.30
  • 2010 (02 Aug): Second departure from Teban Gardens Rd at 0735hrs
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.50
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.20
  • 2016 (27 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (15 Aug): Operations transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd. Route extended to Beach Road via Temasek Blvd & Raffles Ave. Wheelchair-accessible status revoked.
  • 2018: Trip reduction to 1 AM Trip only.

Operator History:

  • 16 Jul 2007 – 12 Aug 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 15 Aug 2016 onwards: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd

Premium 533 serves housing estates around Teban Gardens and West Coast with bus connections to the Central Business District (CBD), eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. The service is well-received along its catchment areas where direct bus or train connections to the CBD are not available.

In 2014, City Direct 655 was launched between West Coast and Shenton Way, which further reduced demand on this service as a cheaper alternative. Alternatively, parts of Teban Gardens/West Coast are served by Premium 589 and Premium 762.

The express sector of this route usually plies the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), rather than West Coast Highway.

With the change of operator to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd on 15 August 2016, the route was extended to Beach Road, serving Suntec and The Esplanade as well. Departure timings remain unchanged.

Departure Timing

  • From Teban Gardens Rd (Teban Gardens PO): 0730hrs

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Fare: Flat fare of $4.20. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Route Information:

From Teban Gardens Road To Beach Road
  • Teban Gardens Rd
    – Teban Gdns PO
    – Blk 41
    – Bef Hasanah Mque
  • West Coast Road
    – Aft Teban Gdns Rd
    – Blk 35
    – Blk 411
    – Blk 408
    – Opp Angliss Bldg
  • West Coast Highway
    – The Japanese Sec Sch
  • West Coast Road
    – Opp Tanglin Sec Sch
    – Blk 512
    – Opp Blk 701
    – Blk 601
    – Opp Kent Ridge Sec Sch
    – Opp West Bay Resort Condo
    – Opp Waseda S Snr High Sch
    – Varsity Pk
  • Clementi Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • Anson Road
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil Street
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Road
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr (Express)
  • Nicoll Highway (Express)
  • Raffles Blvd
    – Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn Exit B
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Opp Suntec Convention Ctr
  • Raffles Blvd (Express)
  • Temasek Ave (Express)
  • Raffles Ave
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Stamford Rd (Express)
  • Beach Rd
    – Raffles Hotel
    – Opp Shaw Twrs
    – Opp The Gateway
    – Opp Plaza Parkroyal
    – Opp St. John HQ
    – Opp Golden Mile Cplx

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