Premium Bus Service 559

Premium Bus Service 559 is a Premium service operated by Commute Solutions from Yishun Avenue 11 to Temasek Boulevard. The route passes through Yishun Avenue 9, Yishun Street 61, CTE and Cecil Street, operating two trips in the morning.

Commute Solutions has taken over the route from existing operator SBS Transit since 01 September 2014.

Route Information
Route Yishun Avenue 11 (opp Blk 419) → Temasek Blvd (Suntec Twr Two)
Passes Through Yishun Ave 2, CTE, Cecil St, Marina Blvd
Route Length
Travelling Time 73mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Commute Solutions LLP
Departure Times from Yishun
0735 – 0745 (Weekdays | 2 trips)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
10mins

History:

  • 2008 (21 Apr): Introduced as a Premium Service from Yishun Ave 11 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. 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 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 20111 (11 Apr): Second departure introduced at 0735hrs
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
  • 2014 (01 Sep): Operator transferred to Commute Solutions. Route amended to serve Marina Boulevard and Suntec City, skipping Fullerton Road. Additional stop along Yishun Avenue 2 and Outram Road
  • 2017 (03 Jan): Fare revised to $4.80 by card and $7.00 by cash.

Premium 559 serves the housing estates of Yishun Neighborhoods 3, 4 and 6 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT or other bus routes to reach the city.

Express 850E, introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP), offers the Yishun – Shenton Way connection at a cheaper price, charging only express fares. Much of 559’s demand have shifted to 850E since its introduction.

Two trips are operated in the mornings, departing Yishun Avenue 11 (opp Blk 419) at 7:35am and 7:45am on weekdays.

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

Fare:

  • $4.80 by EZ Link / NETS Flashpay Card
  • $7.00 by Cash

Fleet: Operated with private buses from Commute Solutions LLP.

Route Information:

Boarding Stops Towards CBD
Alighting Stops at CBD
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Opp Blk 419
  • Yishun Ring Rd
    – Blk 356
    – Blk 358
    – Blk 367
    – Blk 314
  • Yishun Ave 9
    – Blk 309
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Blk 322
    – Opp Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
  • Yishun St 61
    – Blk 647
    – Opp Chung Cheng High Sch
  • Yishun Ring Rd
    – Blk 858
    – Blk 846
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Yishun Sports Hall
  • Lentor Ave (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • SLE (Express)
  • Outram Rd
    – Outram Pk Stn
  • Cantonment Rd (Express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr
  • Bayfront Ave (Express)
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn Exit B
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Suntec Tower Two

Operator History:

  • 2008 – 2014 (29 Aug): SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2014 (01 Sep) onwards: Commute Solutions LLP

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One thought on “Premium Bus Service 559

  • 12 July 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    Can I track how many seats are left on the bus?
    Because when it comes to my stop, it is full so the bus wouldn’t stop anymor and by that time, I would have wasted time to go to MRT and take train to work.

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