PARKING bays at Cockburn Central Station are set to be slashed in coming weeks to coincide with the beginning of the Armadale Road bridge project.
Construction has started on the $237 million project, which will connect North Lake Road with Armadale Road over the freeway.
However, the construction will take its toll on the nearby train station, with parking bays set to be sacrificed during the project.
During Parliament in September, Labor minister Stephen Dawson confirmed there would be a reduction in the number of bays during construction, but the exact number was still to be determined and they expected to gain bays upon completion of the bridge.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said the carpark would be reconfigured during construction and the details were currently being finalised.
“The carpark off Knock Place, east of Cockburn Station, will remain open during construction, though there may be some passenger impacts,” he said.
“Staging the work will minimise impacts as much as possible and parking bay access and availability will differ depending on the stage.
“Commuters are encouraged to take advantage of parking at Aubin Grove station, which is in the same travel zone as Cockburn Central.”
Main Roads will release staging maps for the project next year.