Operations of SBS Transit Premium 549 was transferred to Commute Solutions with changes in timings and routing from 03 Oct 2016.
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SBS Transit Premium 549 is a Premium service operated by SBS Transit from Ang Mo Kio Street 61 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 and 3, CTE and Cecil Street, operating two trips in the morning.
SBST Volvo Olympian (SBS9527P) – Premium 549
|Route||Ang Mo Kio Street 61 (Blk 645) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
|Passes Through||Ang Mo Kio Ave 4/3, CTE, Cecil St|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)|
|Current Fleet||Volvo B10M Mark IV
|Shifts||Weekdays: 2AM (2 buses)|
|Departure Times from T1||0750 – 0800 (Weekdays)|
2008 (25 Feb): Introduced as a Premium Service from Ang Mo Kio St 61 → 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 (17 Feb): Second departure introduced at 0750hrs
2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
2010 (20 Sep): Third departure introduced at 0755hrs
2011 (17 Jan): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 instead of Ave 1. Deleted sector replaced by new Premium 761. Departures re-timed to 0750hrs and 0800hrs (2 trips)
2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.20
Premium 549 release poster
Premium 549 serves the housing estates of Ang Mo Kio Neighborhoods 1, 2 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 and other bus routes to reach the city. Currently, other routes running nearby like Service 128 and Service 162/M also provide bus connections to the city.
In 2013, City Direct 652 was launched between Ang Mo Kio and Shenton Way, which significantly reduced demand on this service as a cheaper alternative and overlapping catchment areas.
Two trips are operated in the mornings, departing Ang Mo Kio Street 61 (Blk 645) at 7:50am and 8:00am on weekdays. There has been no reduction of trips despite the drop in demand since 2013.
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 549 operates on a Volvo Olympian and Volvo B10M MkIV, running under crossover trips from Service 70.
Ang Mo Kio Street 61 (Bus stop outside Blk 645)
Ang Mo Kio Street 61 (Bus stop outside Market / Food Centre)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 622)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 641)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (Bus stop between Blk 152/155)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 163)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 110)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Bus stop opposite Ang Mo Kio Primary School)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 129)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 586)
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 570)
Outram Road (Express)
Cantonment 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)
Premium 549 at a glance
2008 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
SBST Volvo B10M MkIV Strider (SBS1998R) – Premium 549
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