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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Winter Haven, Fla., depot.

A Warm Welcome:
Winter Haven, Florida

The community took its current name in 1885 in an effort to promote the area’s balmy climate. It is also known for an extensive system of more than 50 fresh-water lakes connected by a canal.

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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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Latest News

Lincoln, Ill., depot as shown from the platform. Dec. 2017.

Historic Lincoln, Ill., Station Complex Reopens

Restored to their 1911 appearance, the historic depot and adjacent freight building used by Amtrak have been upgraded with modern amenities. A new concrete platform, landscaping, sidewalks, lighting and parking areas were also installed.

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