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.

Operations of Premium Bus Service 588 has been transferred to Commute Solutions from 29 August 2016.

Route Information
Route Sin Ming Avenue (opp Blk 454) → Shenton Way (opp MAS Building)
Passes Through Maymount Road, Bishan Street 21/12, CTE and Pickering Street
Route Length 17.0km
Travelling Time 41mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Commute Solutions Group Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Buses
Departure Times from Sin Ming
0800 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service

Route History

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.

One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Sin Ming Avenue (Opp Blk 454) at 8:00am on weekdays.

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.

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Fare:

  • EZ Link Card: $4.70
  • Cash: $7.00
    Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 588 operates on Private Coaches from Commute Solutions.

Route Information:

Boarding Stops Alighting stops in CBD
  • Sin Ming Ave
    – Opp Blk 454
    – Opp Ai Tong Sch
    – Bishan Pk Sec Sch
    – Opp Bright Hill Tp
    – Opp CityCab
  • Marymount Rd
    – Blk 260
    – Whitley Sec Sch
    – Marymount View
    – Opp Marymount Stn
  • Bishan St 21
    – Bosch
    – Opp Raffles Inst
  • Bishan St 11
    – Blk 501
  • Bishan St 12
    – Opp Guangyang Pr Sch
    – Blk 131
  • Bishan St 11 (Express)
  • Braddell Rd (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • Havelock Rd (Express)
  • Upp Pickering St
    – Hong Lim Pk
  • Pickering St (Express)
  • Church St
    – OCBC Ctr
  • Cecil St (Express)
  • Finlayson Green (Express)
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp AXA Twr
    – Opp MAS Bldg

 

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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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