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Premium Bus Service 589 was withdrawn on 1 Mar 2017.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||[AM] Sunset Way (aft Sunset Vale) → Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)|
|Passes Through||Clementi Ave 2, West Coast Rd / Highway, Robinson Rd|
|Current Operator||Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Private minibuses|
|Departure Times from Sunset Way
- 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- 8 Dec 2016: Press release from SMRT Buses stating Premium 589 will be withdrawn after 30 Dec 2016.
- 23 Dec 2016: Updated press release stating that Premium 589 will be withdrawn after 28 Feb 2017.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- 01 Mar 2017: Service Withdrawn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.
Fares: Flat 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.
|Boarding Points in West Coast
||Alighting Points in the City|
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