(Defunct) Premium Bus Service 589

Premium Bus Service 589 was a Premium service operated by private operator Bus-Plus from Sunset Way to Fullerton Rd. The route passed through Clementi Ave 2, West Coast Rd / Highway and Robinson Rd, operating a city-bound trip in the morning only.

Premium Bus Service 589 was withdrawn on 1 Mar 2017.

Route Information
Route [AM] Sunset Way (aft Sunset Vale) → Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
Passes Through Clementi Ave 2, West Coast Rd / Highway, Robinson Rd
Route Length 17.1km
Travelling Time 45mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private minibuses
Departure Times from Sunset Way
0800hrs (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service


  • 8 Sep 2008: Introduced as a Premium Service between Sunset Way and Fullerton Road
  • 8 Dec 2016: Press release from SMRT Buses stating Premium 589 will be withdrawn after 30 Dec 2016.
  • 23 Dec 2016: Updated press release stating that Premium 589 will be withdrawn after 28 Feb 2017.
  • 28 Feb 2017: Last day of operations.
  • 01 Mar 2017: Service Withdrawn

Premium 589 serves housing board estates, private estates and condominiums around Sunset, Clementi and West Coast with connections to Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. Despite the seemingly large catchment area, most of the demand are from residents of the Sunset estate.

From Clementi and West Coast, Premiums 532 and 533 offer alternatives to the CBD.

On 8 Dec 2016, SMRT released a press release regarding the withdrawal of Premium Bus Service 589 after 30 Dec 2016. This is due to the full transition to the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), where operators SMRT Buses & SBS Transit Ltd operate Negotiated Contracts that do not contain Premium Bus Services.  With feedback from the Sunset Way residents that commute on Premium 589 regularly to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as well as SMRT Buses, LTA has allowed SMRT Buses to continue to operate the bus service till 28 Feb 2017. An updated press release was released on 23 Dec 2016, stating the new withdrawal date of 1 Mar 2017.

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

FaresFlat fare of $4.50. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 589 commonly operates on private minibuses like Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and Mitsubishi Rosas.

Route Information:

Boarding Points in West Coast
 Alighting Points in the City
  • Sunset Way
    – Aft Sunset Vale
    – LP 36
    – Sunset Way P/G
    – Hse No. 90
    – Opp Freesia Woods Condo
  • Clementi Rd (Express)
  • C’Wealth Ave West (Express)
  • Clementi Ave 2
    – Blk 408
  • West Coast Rd
    – Blk 601
    – Opp Kent Ridge Sec Sch
    – Opp West Bay Resort Condo
  • Clementi Rd (Express)
  • West Coast Highway
    – Opp West Coast Pk
    – Bef Wholesale Ctr
    – Opp Wholesale Ctr
    – Haw Par Villa Stn
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Point
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Opp AIA Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq


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