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.

Featured Station

Independence, Mo., depot in the snow.

A Warm Welcome:
Independence, Mo.

Commonly referred to as the “Truman Depot” in honor of its most famous customer – President Harry S. Truman – the red brick depot was built in 1913 for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

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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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Mural of Abraham Lincoln waving from a train car.

Public Art in Train Stations

Public art can be used to convey community stories, and pieces ranging from sculptures to murals are found in stations across Amtrak’s national system. Public input often helps define scopes of work, themes and artist selection.

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