Denver, CO

Metro Denver Eagle P3 Commuter Rail

Dynalectric Colorado installed electrical systems for a 30-mile-plus commuter rail line, including power for a state-of-the-art signaling system.

Value Delivered

Dynalectric Company (Colorado) installed electrical systems for the Metro Denver Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Lines, consisting of the Arvada Gold G Line, the Westminster B Line, and the University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport.

The rail lines run across more than 30-miles, from Downtown Denver through the City of Aurora East to Denver International Airport; from Denver northwest to the City of Westminster; and from Denver through the City of Lakewood West to the City of Arvada.

Dynalectric Colorado installed the electrical systems that power the WiMax wireless broadband towers. These towers facilitate a state-of-the-art Positive Train Control (PTC) signaling system, which enables additional train capacity and increased operational safety. Eagle P3 is the first commuter rail project in the U.S. to utilize the PTC system.

Client Objectives

The Regional Transportation District sought to construct the Eagle P3 Commuter Rail in order to expand the area’s public transportation access.

Solutions

Dynalectric Colorado’s scope of work included:

  • Traffic signalization for 28 intersections
  • Rail line bridge lighting for 37 bridges
  • Electrical system for PTC broadband towers
  • Electrical installation for 14 new and two existing commuter rail stations, featuring:
    • New electrical services
    • Station platform and parking lighting
    • Grounding
    • Elevators
    • Electrical work at the driver relief station
    • Pedestrian bridge and tunnel lighting
    • Emergency lighting
    • Electrical power for communications systems

Client Background

The Regional Transportation District is a regional agency operating public transit services in eight out of the twelve counties in the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area in Colorado.