Premium Bus Service 557 was amended in Choa Chu Kang estate in September 2016.
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Premium Bus Service 557 is a Premium service operated by Commute Solutions from Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 to Temasek Boulevard. The route passes through Choa Chu Kang Drive, Teck Whye Avenue, Bukit Batok Road, AYE, Cecil Street and Marina Boulevard, operating one trip in the morning.
Commute Solutions has taken over the route from existing operator SBS Transit from 15 September 2014 onwards. SBS Transit’s last day of operations was on 12 Sep 2014.
|Route||Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 (Blk 464) → Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Twr Two)
|Passes Through||CCK Dr, Teck Whye Ave, Bt Batok Rd, AYE, Cecil St, Marina Blvd|
|Current Operator||Commute Solutions LLP|
|Departure Times from T1||0745 – 0745 (Weekdays)|
2008 (25 Feb): Introduced as a Premium Service from Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street from Robinson Rd
2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
2014 (12 Sep): Last day of operations for SBS Transit
2014 (15 Sep): Operator transferred to Commute Solutions. Route amended to serve Marina Boulevard and Suntec City, skipping Fullerton Road.
Premium 557 serves the housing estates of Choa Chu Kang Neighborhoods 2, 4 and Teck Whye with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT or other bus routes to reach the city.
This service shares its catchment area with Premium 725. SMRT’s Express 982E, introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP), also covers the CCK – CBD route, but charges only express fares.
One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 (Blk 464) at 7:45am on weekdays.
Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.
Fare: Flat fare of $4.50 by card and $5.00 by cash. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.
Fleet: Operated with private buses from Commute Solutions LLP.
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 464)
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 402)
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 410)
Choa Chu Kang Drive (Bus stop opposite Blk 210)
Teck Whye Avenue (Bus stop after Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic)
Teck Whye Avenue (Bus stop outside Blk 6)
Teck Whye Avenue (Bus stop outside Blk 157)
Choa Chu Kang Road (Express)
Bukit Batok Road (Express)
Jurong Town Hall 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)
Marina Boulevard (Bus stop outside The Sail)
Marina Boulevard (Bus stop outside Marina Bay Financial Centre)
Temasek Avenue (Bus stop outside Centenial Tower)
Temasek Boulevard (Bus stop outside Suntec Tower Two)
2008 (25 Feb) – 2014 (12 Sep): SBS Transit Ltd
2014 (15 Sep) – Present: Commute Solutions LLP
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
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