Denver Rail Extension Construction Works Begin

Construction has started on the US Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD’s) Southeast Light-Rail line expansion, which will connect Lone Tree to the line’s Lincoln Station.

Denver Rail Extension Construction Works Begin
May 14, 2016 3:40 pm

The project will add to Colorado’s growing transit system by expanding light-rail service south of Denver.

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said: “When completed, the Southeast Light-Rail extension will add yet another important connection to Denver’s forward-looking transit expansion plan.

“We are pleased to support a project that will improve access for residents south of Denver to jobs and other opportunities in the metropolitan area.”

It is reported that the first phase of the Southeast Rail Line opened as an alternative to busy Interstate 25, which runs from I-25 and Broadway through to the University of Denver south to the Douglas County line.

Of the $223.6m cost, $92m was provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in April towards construction, with the remaining amount expected to be covered by local funding sources.

The FTA funds will allow RTD to give notice to proceed with construction to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure (BBII), which was earlier selected as the contractor to build the extension project. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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