Contractor’s team wins Eagle P3 commuter rail project in Denver metropolitan area

Balfour Beatty has been selected to construct the Eagle P3 commuter rail project in the Denver metropolitan area of the US as part of the Denver Transit Partners (DTP) team.

As well as Balfour Beatty Rail and Balfour Beatty’s professional services arm Parsons Brinckerhoff, the DTP team includes Ames Construction, Hyundai-Rotem USA and others. The venture is led by Fluor Corporation and Macquarie Capital Group.

The team has been chosen as preferred bidder by the Denver Regional Transportation District to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the multibillion-dollar Eagle project.

Once financial close is achieved later this year, Balfour Beatty will be responsible for a 50% share of the engineering, procurement and construction contract and 33% of the operations and maintenance contract.
The Eagle project includes:

  • A new 23.6-mile commuter rail line from Union station to Denver international airport
  • A new 11.2-mile commuter rail line from Union station to Wheat Ridge
  • A two-mile initial segment of the Northwest Rail Corridor
  • Approximately 50 new electric-powered commuter railcars
  • A new commuter rail maintenance facility.

The Eagle project is part of Denver Regional Transportation District’s FasTracks Plan, a 12-year transit expansion programme to build and operate new commuter and light rail services and expand transportation offerings throughout the Denver area.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “We are delighted to be a key part of the DTP team for this transformational project for the citizens of Denver. This project demonstrates the capabilities the Balfour Beatty Group can deliver for major infrastructure owners.”