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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Fresno, Calif., station - exterior.

A Warm Welcome: Fresno, California

Fresno is at the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural zones. Built in 1899 in the picturesque Mission Revival style, the station is within easy walking distance of City Hall and the Fresno County government 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

Joliet Gateway Center, train station.

Amtrak Moves Into Joliet Gateway Center

Rail customers now enjoy a 10,300 square foot building with waiting areas and ticket desks for Amtrak and Metra. Designed by the team of RATIO | Knight, the station is built of precast concrete and pays homage to historic Union Station in its form and materials.

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