Premium Bus Service 542

Premium Bus Service 542 is a Premium service operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from Yung Ho Road to Nicoll Highway. The route passes through Jurong West Avenue 1, East Avenue 1, Jurong Town Hall Road, AYE and Cecil Street, operating 3 trips in the morning and 2 return trips in the evening.

Operations for SBS Transit Premium 542 has been transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from 22 Feb 2016.
The route has also been extended to start between Yung Ho Road and Nicoll Highway with new PM Trips.

Route Information
Route [AM] Yung Ho Rd (Blk 151) → Nicoll Highway (The Concourse)
[PM] Nicoll Highway (Nicoll Highway Stn) → Yung Ho Rd (Cisco Recall)
Passes Through Corporation Drive, Jurong West Ave 1, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall Rd, Cecil St, Fullerton Rd
Route Length 25.7km
Traveling Time 75mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Jurong West
0730 – 0750 (Weekdays)
Departure Times from Nicoll Highway 1810 – 1825 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
AM Peak: 10 mins | PM Peak: 15 mins

History:

  • 2007 (16 Jul): Introduced by SBS Transit as a Premium Service from Jurong West Avenue 1 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0800hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.00
  • 2008 (21 Jul): Fare revised to $3.60
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street (previously Robinson Rd)
  • 2010 (30 Jun): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
  • 2016 (22 Feb): Operations transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd. Route extended both ends to Yung Ho Road and Nicoll Highway with 3 AM Trips and 2 PM Trips.

Premium 542 serves housing estates around Taman Jurong, Jurong East/West Avenue 1 and Jurong Town Hall Road with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It is a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT or other bus services to reach the city.

In 2014, City Direct 657 was launched between Jurong East and Shenton Way, which reduced demand on this service as a cheaper alternative. Express 502 also serves the Jurong East/West Avenue 1 catchment areas to Shenton Way, but via Orchard Road.

Transfer of Operations to Aedge Holdings

On 22 Feb 2016, Aedge Holdings took over Premium 542 from SBS Transit. The route was extended to start from Yung Ho Rd, calling at additional bus stops along Corporation Drive and Corporation Road. Also, it calls at more bus stops in the CBD, extending beyond Fullerton Rd to Suntec City and Nicoll Highway.

2 additional AM trips were added to cater to the fleet downside from a Double-Decker bus to a private coach as well as the increased demand catchment area. Moreover, 2 new PM return trips was introduced, plying via Suntec and Marina Blvd. The fare remains the same at $4.50.

Departure Timings:

  • AM Peak from Yung Ho Rd: 0730hrs, 0740hrs, 0750hrs
  • PM Peak from Nicoll Highway: 1810hrs, 1825hrs

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

Fare: Flat fare of $4.50.

Fleet: Premium 542 operates on Private Coaches.

Route Information:

[AM] Towards Nicoll Highway
 [PM] Towards Yung Ho Road
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – Blk 151
  • Corporation Dr
    – Blk 158
    – Opp Jurong Sec Sch
    – Blk 65
    – Opp Blk 117
    – Blk 357
    – Blk 367
  • Corporation Rd
    – Opp Lakepoint Condo
    – Blk 203
    – Opp Blk 529
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 538
    – Blk 454
    – Blk 441
    – Blk 425
    – Blk 422
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Jurong Polyclinic
    – Blk 316
    – Opp Parc Oasis Condo
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Blk 228
    – Blk 114
    – Blk 118
    – Opp Singapore Science Ctr
  • Express via AYE, Keppel Rd
  • Anson Rd
    – International Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Building
    – Prudential Tower
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Express via Esplanade Dr
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City
    – The Concourse
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Nicoll Highway Stn

    – Suntec City
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Suntec Convention Ctr
  • Raffles Blvd
    – Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Raffles Ave
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Express via Esplanade Dr, Fullerton Rd, Collyer Quay
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr
  • Express via MCE, AYE
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – S’pore Science Ctr
    – Aft S’pore Science Ctr
    – Opp Blk 114
    – Parc Oasis
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Parc Oasis
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 490
    – Blk 457
    – Blk 536
  • Corporation Rd
    – Bet Blks 523/525
    – Opp Blk 523
    – Opp S’pore Aerospace Mfg
    – Lakepoint Condo
  • Corporation Dr
    – Aft Corporation Rd
    – Opp Blk 364
    – Blk 117
    – Blk 103
    – Jurong Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 158
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – Cisco Recall

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Operator History:

  • 16 Jul 2007 – 19 Feb 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 22 Feb 2016 onwards: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd

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Gallery:

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS7557R) – Premium 542

 

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