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

A Warm Welcome:
Hammond, Louisiana

The renovation of the 1912 depot garnered an historic preservation award; the building currently houses the local chamber of commerce, court clerk and an Amtrak waiting room.

Learn More

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.

Sign Me Up

Latest News

Overhead view of the Durham, N.H., station.

Examining the Economic Impact of the Downeaster

Many of the communities along the route of the Downeaster, which carried just over half a million customers last year, are experiencing economic growth as developers recognize the benefits of building close to public transportation.

Learn More