SBS Transit Premium 533 is a Premium service operated by SBS Transit from Teban Gardens Road to Fullerton Road. The route passes through West Coast Road, AYE and Cecil Street, operating two trips in the morning.
|Route||Teban Gardens Road (Teban Gdn PO) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
|Passes Through||West Coast Rd, AYE, Cecil St|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)|
|Current Fleet||Volvo B9TL|
|Shifts||Weekdays: 2AM (2 buses)|
|Departure Times from T1||0735 – 0745 (Weekdays)|
- 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
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.
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.
Fleet: Premium 533 operates two Volvo B9TL Wrights, running under crossover trips from Service 51.
- Teban Gardens Road (Bus stop outside Teban Gardens Post Office)
- Teban Gardens Road (Bus stop outside Blk 41)
- Teban Gardens Road (Bus stop before Hasanah Mosque)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop after Teban Gardens Road)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop outside Blk 35)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop outside Blk 411)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop outside Blk 408)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop opposite Angliss Building)
- West Coast Highway (Bus stop outside The Japanese Secondary School)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop opposite Tanglin Secondary School)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop outside Blk 512)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop opposite Blk 701)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop outside Blk 601)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop opposite Jin Tai Primary School)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop opposite West Bay Resort Condominium)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop opposite Waseda Shibuya Senior High School)
- West Coast Road (Bus stop outside Varsity Park)
Clementi Road (Express)
Keppel Road (Express)
- Anson Road (Bus stop outside International Plaza)
- Cecil Street (Bus stop opposite GB Building)
- Cecil Street (Bus stop outside Prudential Tower)
- Fullerton Road (Bus stop outside Fullerton Square)
- 2007 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
External Links & References:
- TransitLink E-guide