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

Waterbury, Vt., depot.

A Warm Welcome:
Waterbury, Vermont

Located on Waterbury’s village green, the brick depot with fancy corbelling was built for the Central Vermont Railroad in 1875. It contains a passenger waiting room, café and visitors center.

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Tools You Can Use

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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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Latest News

Carlinville, Ill., station - 2017.

New Depot for Carlinville, Illinois

Located about five blocks west of the city’s Public Square, the new station replaced a small, enclosed shelter. Walls of glass stretching almost floor to ceiling offer views out to the railroad and allow abundant natural light to fill the waiting room.

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