Honoring Your Community's History

America's rail stations have witnessed history unfold and played host to some of our nation's most difficult and proudest moments. Stations are pieces of our country's history and treasures not to be lost or forgotten.


Spur Economic Development

Renovated train stations have the potential to spark greater economic development in the heart of their communities. Station improvements offer a return on investment for years to come.


Cultural Space & Museums

Grand train stations, often centrally located and built of fine materials richly embellished, now offer unique opportunities for renewal in cities and towns where prime real estate is scarce.

Help Build Great American Stations

There are dozens of reasons to invest in your local train station.

Get help with your station project from Amtrak experts now and discover the possibilities in your community today.

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Selma, N.C., depot

A Warm Welcome:
Selma, North Carolina

Union Depot was constructed in 1924 to serve the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Southern Railway. The city saved the historic structure when it was threatened with demolition in 1975.

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Tools You Can Use

Amtrak’s Station Planning Guidelines

The Station Program and Planning Guidelines have been developed to assist communities and planners in the planning, design, construction, rehabilitation and redevelopment of Amtrak-served facilities.

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Alton Regional Multimodal Transportation Center

New Station Serves the Illinois River Bend Region

The gleaming new Alton Regional Multimodal Transportation Center features a bright and spacious waiting room, Madison County Transit connections, bicycle facilities and ample parking.

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