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Bechtel Delivers One of the Largest Infrastructure Construction Projects in the US

  • 29 July 2014
    RESTON, Virginia
  • Americas, Press Release, Rail

New Rail Line near Washington, D.C. Opens to the Public

Tens of thousands of people in the Washington, D.C. region are now travelling on the newest rail line built by a Bechtel-led team. Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, also known as the Silver Line, consists of 11.7 miles of track and five stations, and connects to the region’s existing metro system. It opened to the public July 26.

“To build a project of this scale safely in such a busy urban environment is a testament to the dedication and skills of everyone involved,” said Peter Dawson, president of Bechtel’s global civil infrastructure business.  “Collaboration with our customer, local businesses, and the community has been integral to the project’s success and we thank them for their support.”

Bechtel-led Dulles Transit Partners is the design-build contractor for Phase 1 of the Silver Line for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. One of the largest and most complex rail construction projects in the United States in recent memory, the rail line includes six miles of elevated track and a tunnel beneath one of the busiest retail areas in the country. Riders can expect an enhanced passenger experience as a result of state-of-the-art technologies, and innovative design and construction.

A global leader in the rail industry, Bechtel has successfully delivered some of the largest rail projects in the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system, Athens Metro in Greece, and High Speed 1 in the United Kingdom. It is currently working on Crossrail in London, the Riyadh Metro, and the Rio de Janeiro Metro.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Manufacturing & Technology; Mining & Metals; and Nuclear, Security & Environmental markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

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