SBS Transit Premium 538 is a Premium service operated by SBS Transit from Pasir Ris Drive 3 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Pasir Ris Street 71, Pasir Ris Drive 1, TPE, ECP and Robinson Road, operating two trips in the morning.
|Route||Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Blk 500A) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
|Passes Through||Pasir Ris St 71, Dr 1, TPE, ECP, Robinson Rd|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)|
|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 Pasir Ris Drive 3 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.00
- 2008 (21 Jul): Fare revised to $3.60
- 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
- 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
- 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
- 2012 (19 Mar): Second departure introduced at 0735hrs
- 2013 (29 Dec): Express sector diverted to Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) from ECP.
- 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
- 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area; Express sector amended to Maxwell Road after MCE instead of Prince Edward Rd.
Premium 538 serves housing estates around Pasir Ris Neighbourhoods 5, 6 and 7 in Pasir Ris West with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. The route is popular with residents of Pasir Ris who would otherwise rely on a long MRT ride to reach the city. While Express 518 also connects residents to the City, it does not serve the Shenton Way district.
Due to unknown restrictions, Premium 538 does not ply a shorter express sector via KPE, but travels along TPE, ECP and MCE instead.
Two trips are operated in the mornings, departing Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Blk 500A) at 7:35am and 7:45am on weekdays.
Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.
Fare: Flat fare of $4.50. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.
Fleet: Premium 538 operates two Volvo B9TL CDGEs, running under crossover trips from Service 12.
- Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 500A)
- Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Bus stop after Blk 601)
- Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 626)
- Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 713)
- Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Bus stop outside Blk 717)
- Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Bus stop after Pasir Ris Street 72)
- Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Bus stop outside Blk 738)
- Pasir Ris Drive 10 (Bus stop outside Meridian Junior College)
- Pasir Ris Street 71 (Bus stop opposite Blks 771/772)
- Pasir Ris Street 71 (Bus stop opposite Blk 778)
- Elias Road (Bus stop outside Ris Grandeur)
- Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Bus stop outside Blk 612)
- Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Bus stop outside Blk 515)
- Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Bus stop outside Blk 571)
Pasir Ris Drive 8 (Express)
Maxwell Road (Express)
- Robinson Road (Bus stop after Capital Tower)
- Robinson Road (Bus stop opposite The Ogilvy Centre)
- Robinson Road (Bus stop opposite AIA 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.
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