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Denver Eagle

The project entails the design, construction, finance, operation and maintenance of three commuter rail lines and a maintenance facility. This comprises the East Line (23.3. miles of track with 8 stations), the Northwest Electrified Segment ( 6.2 miles of track with 4 stations), the Gold Line ( 11.2 miles of track with 8 stations) and the Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility (98,000 m2 with the capacity to service 18 cars at a time and store 66 cars). The CRMF includes 6 tracks and is to provide maintenance for the three lines as well as the North Metro Line that is operated by RTD.

The project also includes procurement of rolling stock for the project and procurement and installation of communication, signalling and traction electrification systems. The rolling stock fleet includes 66 EMUs.

The concession was granted by Regional Transportation District (RTD) to Denver Transit Partners (DTP) in 2010 with a 34 year term. The East and Northwest Electrified Segment achieved revenue service commencement in 2016 with the Gold Line achieving the same in April 2019. DTP have appointed Denver Transport Operators (consisting of Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Alternate Concepts) to carry out O&M activities.