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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View of the stairways and ramps leading to the Fredericksburg platforms.

A Warm Welcome:
Fredericksburg, Va.

Located one block from the Rappahannock River waterfront, and anchoring the southern edge of downtown, the historic 1910 brick depot now houses a restaurant. Amtrak and VRE customers use the adjacent platforms with shelters.

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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

Westerly depot showing the front facade with grass in foreground.

Art Gallery Moves Into Westerly Station

In August 2018, the Westerly depot became the new temporary home of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, which exhibits artwork by members and visiting artists. In partnership with the gallery, rail passengers now have access to the indoor waiting area and restrooms.

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