DTP was awarded the project on July 9, 2010, followed by financial close on August 12, 2010. The project scopes include the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the East Rail Line between Denver Union Station (DUS) and Denver International Airport, the Gold Line between DUS and Arvada/Wheat Ridge, an initial segment of the Northwest Rail Line to South Westminster and the Commuter Rail Maintain Facility (CRMF).
In addition to the achievement of financial close, RTD issued a Notice to Proceed for Phase 1 of the work, allowing DTP to proceed with final design of the entire project, construction of the East Rail Line, the CRMF and the tracks from Denver Union Station (DUS) to the maintenance facility and the provision of all of the rolling stock required for the project.
The project consists of electrified commuter rail over 36 miles with a total of 15 stations, including the RTD FasTracks hub at Denver Union Station. The total capital cost of the Eagle P3 Project is $2.1 billion.
Utility relocations are the first construction activities taking place on the East Rail Line, with heavy civil construction scheduled to begin toward the end of 2011. Related detour information can be found at (link to RTD-FasTracks web-site). All corridors are scheduled for opening in 2016.