SMRT Premium 588


Operations of Premium Bus Service 588 has been transferred to Commute Solutions from 29 August 2016.

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SMRT Premium 588 is a Premium service operated by SMRT Buses from Sin Ming Avenue to Shenton Way. The route passes through Maymount Road, Bishan Street 21/12, CTE and Pickering Street, operating one trip in the morning.

Route Information
Route Sin Ming Avenue (opp Blk 454) → Shenton Way (opp MAS Building)
Passes Through Maymount Road, Bishan Street 21/12, CTE and Pickering Street
Route Length 17.0km
Travelling Time 40mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from T1 0800 – 0800 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service

Route History

Introduced in 2008, Premium 588 serves the estates of Sin Ming, Marymount and Bishan (Neighbourhoods 1 and 2) with bus connections to Telok Ayer and Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport.

The steep fares and cheaper alternatives make Premium 588 a more expensive route to the city, but passengers get to enjoy the luxury benefits of Premium travel.

One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Sin Ming Avenue (Opp Blk 454) at 8:00am 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 588 operates on a Mercedes-Benz O405 from Ang Mo Kio Depot. Currently, RWS8AP08 does a morning crossover trip on 588 before serving on RWS8 for the rest of the day.

Route Information:

Direction 1 (towards Shenton Way) [AM Peak]

Sin Ming Avenue (Bus stop opposite Blk 454)

Sin Ming Avenue (Bus stop opposite Ai Tong School)

Sin Ming Avenue (Bus stop outside Bishan Park Secondary School)

Sin Ming Avenue (Bus stop opposite Bright Hill Temple)

Sin Ming Avenue (Bus stop opposite Citycab)

Marymount Road (Bus stop outside Blk 260)

Marymount Road (Bus stop outside Whitley Secondary School)

Marymount Road (Bus stop outside Marymount View)

Marymount Road (Bus stop opposite Blk 302)

Bishan Street 21 (Bus stop outside Sunrise Company Private Limited)

Bishan Street 21 (Bus stop opposite Raffles Institution)

Bishan Street 11 (Bus stop outside Blk 501)

Bishan Street 12 (Bus stop outside Blk 117)

Bishan Street 12 (Bus stop outside Blk 131)
Bishan Street 11 (Express)
Braddell Road (Express)
CTE (Express)
Havelock Road (Express)

Upper Pickering Street (Bus stop outside Hong Lim Park)
Pickering Street (Express)

Church Street (Bus stop outside OCBC Centre)
Finlayson Green (Express)

Shenton Way (Bus stop outside UIC Building)

Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite Temasek Tower)

Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite MAS Building)

Operator History:

2008 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.



2008 (30 Jun): Introduced as a Premium Service from Sin Ming Ave → Shenton Way. Charges a flat fare of $3.50. One trip departing at 0800hrs.

2009 (01 Apr): Fares brought down to $3.30

2010 (01 Apr): Original fare of $3.50 reinstated

2014 (04 Aug): Fare revision to $4.50


External Links:


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