Premium Bus Service 548

Premium Bus Service 548 is a Premium service operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Ang Mo Kio Street 52, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, CTE and Cecil Street, operating six trips towards the city in the morning and two trips back to Ang Mo Kio in the evening. This premium service was formally operated by SBS Transit.


^ Aedge Yutong ZK6107HA (PC3499U) – Premium 548

Route Information
Route [AM] Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (Blk 604) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
[PM] Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Opp Blk 604)
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio St 52, Avenue 10, CTE, Cecil St
Route Length 18.5km
Travelling Time 50mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
0740 – 0805 (Weekdays, excluding public holidays)
Departure Times from Collyer Quay
1820 – 1835 (Weekdays, excluding public holidays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
AM Peak: 5 mins | PM Peak: 15 mins

History:

  • 2008 (25 Feb): Introduced by SBS Transit Ltd as a Premium Service from Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0800hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street (previously Robinson Rd)
  • 2010 (19 Apr): Second departure introduced at 0750hrs
  • 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2011 (19 Dec): Two new departures at 0745hrs and 0755hrs
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.20
  • 2015 (13 Jul): Operations transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd. 2 additional morning trips and 2 evening return trips implemented.
Change of operator poster

Change of operator poster, click for larger view

Premium 548 serves the housing estates of Ang Mo Kio Neighborhoods 4, 5 and 6 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 to reach the city. Steady increase of demand would lead to the increase of buses deployed, from one trip in 2008 to four trips in 2011, the most number of trips for any SBS Transit Premium service.

In 2013, City Direct 652 was launched between Ang Mo Kio and Shenton Way, which had a slight impact on the demand of Premium 548 as a more affordable alternative.

Two additional morning trips were added with the change of operator from SBS Transit Ltd to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd, owing to a fleet capacity downgrade from a double-decker bus to a high floor private coach. In addition, new evening trips would be implemented from the CBD back to Ang Mo Kio.

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Change Of Operator

From 13 Jul 2015, Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd will be operating this service, taking over SBS Transit Ltd. In recent years, SBS Transit has been transferring operations of premium bus services to private operators, despite being profitable.

With the new operator, bus trip timings are revised to:

  • 0740hrs, 0745hrs, 0750hrs, 0755hrs, 0800hrs & 0805hrs from Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 and
  • 1820hrs and 1835hrs from Collyer Quay for new PM trips

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

Fare: Flat fare of $4.20. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 548 operates on private coaches bearing Aedge livery.

Route Information:

Direction 1 (AM Peak)
Direction 2 (PM Peak)
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Blk 604
    – Blk 617
    – Blk 643
    – Blk 649
    – Anderson JC
  • Ang Mo Kio St 53
    – Opp Blk 507
  • Ang Mo Kio St 52
    – Blk 522
    – Blk 527
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Blk 555
    – Blk 465
    – Blk 475
    – Opp Townsville Pri Sch
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bdlg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bdlg
    – Opp Temasek Twr
    – Opp MAS Bdlg
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Townsville Pri Sch
    – Blk 409
    – Blk 443
    – Blk 574
  • Ang Mo Kio St 52
    – Opp Blk 527
    – Opp Blk 522
  • Ang Mo Kio St 53
    – Blk 507
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Opp Anderson JC
    – Opp Blk 649
    – Blk 151
    – Blk 180
    – Opp Blk 604

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Gallery:

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9479U) - Premium 548

SBS9479U – Premium 548

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3209Y) - Premium 548

SBS3209Y – Premium 548


SBS3209Y – Premium 548
SBS3667H – Premium 548

Premium 548 release poster

Premium 548 SBST release poster


SBS3281L – Premium 548

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Premium 548 at a glance

Premium 548 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 25 Feb 2008 – 10 Jul 2015: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 13 Jul 2015 – Present: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd

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External Links & References:

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