Business at TEL stations up 30% since opening

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Business at TEL stations up 30% since opening

SINGAPORE: Business near two new Thomson-East Coast Line TEL stations has gone up since the MRT stations opened, with one store telling CNA that footfall and sales have increased by 30 per cent.

On November 11 there were 500,000 commuters to the 11 new TEL Stage 3 stations. The stations were opened two days later.

Retailers in both shopping centres told CNA that business has improved since the opening of the stations - Great World and Orchard Boulevard - about a week and a half ago.

Skechers, which has an outlet in Great World, has seen an average increase in customer traffic and sales since the opening of the MRT station at the mall's doorstep.

Most of our regular customers are residents who live in nearby areas prior to the opening of the Great World station, said Ms Irene Lee, Skechers' general manager.

Since the MRT station opened, we have begun to see more families come from other areas to explore the Great World, especially on weekends.