SBS Transit Premium 553 is a Premium service operated by SBS Transit from Tampines Avenue 9 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Tampines Avenue 7, 4 and 5, ECP and Robinson Road, operating one trip in the morning.
|Route||Tampines Avenue 9 (Blk 496F) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)
|Passes Through||Tampines Ave 7/4/5, ECP, Robinson Rd|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Changi Bus Park (CGBP)|
|Current Fleet||Volvo B10TL|
|Shifts||Weekdays: 1AM (1 bus)|
|Departure Times from T1||0745 – 0745 (Weekdays)|
- 2008 (1 Apr): Introduced as a Premium Service from Tampines Ave 9 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $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
- 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 553 serves the housing estates of Tampines Neighborhoods 1, 2 4 and 9 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. One of three SBS Transit Premium services in Tampines, it provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on feeder buses and the MRT to reach the city.
One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Tampines Avenue 9 (Blk 496F) at 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 553 operates on one Volvo B10TL, running under crossover trips from Service 81.
- Tampines Avenue 9 (Bus stop outside Blk 496F)
- Tampines Avenue 9 (Bus stop outside Blk 493B)
- Tampines Avenue 7 (Bus stop outside Blk 229)
- Tampines Avenue 7 (Bus stop outside Blk 230E)
- Tampines Avenue 7 (Bus stop outside Blk 233)
- Tampines Avenue 4 (Bus stop opposite Tampines MRT Station/Interchange)
- Tampines Avenue 4 (Bus stop opposite Century Square)
- Tampines Avenue 5 (Bus stop outside Blk 147)
Simei Avenue (Express)
Xilin Avenue (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)
- 2008 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.