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CNA: Second phase of Circle Line expected to draw 30% more shoppers

Second phase of Circle Line expected to draw 30% more shoppers
27 January 2010 

SINGAPORE : The second phase of the Circle Line opens in less than three months. And some businesses near the 11 stations are expanding their stores and recruiting new staff ahead of the opening. 

Paya Lebar Station will become the interchange station for the Circle and the East-West lines. And shopper traffic is expected to increase by some 30 per cent. 

Workers around the area are also looking forward to the opening as it will cut down travelling time. 

Going along the line, the Stadium Station - located between the National Stadium and Indoor Stadium - will provide a new transport option for eager concert-goers. 

One commuter said: "This place is quite central, near to town and I do not think there is an MRT around this area. The nearest one is Aljunied and that is quite a distance. So to have an MRT around here is a good idea." 

Another added: "I think (it is) good. It is easier to go to the stadium and leisure park." 



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