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New Station Program and Planning Guidelines

By July 9, 2013 No Comments

Stations are a key factor in travelers’ perception of Amtrak and the towns it serves. Historically, stations have acted as the gateways to our communities, and many continue to occupy prominent downtown locations. A station’s condition reflects on the station owner, community and Amtrak; therefore, it is in the best interest of these stakeholders to ensure stations are well-maintained and appropriately branded.

The Station Program and Planning Guidelines have been developed to assist local governments, transportation agencies and authorities, designers, Amtrak staff and other stakeholders in the planning, design, construction, rehabilitation and redevelopment of Amtrak-served passenger stations and related facilities. Intended to be flexible guidelines rather than a set of specifications, they establish design standards and criteria for stations, platforms and the station site.