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

Sunset Limited at Alpine, Texas, depot.

A Warm Welcome:
Alpine, Texas

Alpine is known as the “Heart of Big Bend” in a nod to nearby Big Bend National Park—the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert ecology in the country. The modest 1946 Spanish Mission Revival style depot features light Art Deco detailing.

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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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The Greensboro, N.C., station features a two story portico on its main facade.

Station Revitalization Efforts in N. Carolina

Two recently published reports examine the impact that revitalized rail stations have on their communities and present strategies used in repurposing historic depots – while also highlighting challenges.

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