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.


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.


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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A Warm Welcome:
Slidell, Louisiana

With a passenger waiting room and commercial spaces, the 1903 depot connects Olde Towne Slidell, known for its shops and restaurants, with popular Robert’s Landing Park.

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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

Amtrak Relocates to Downtown Fort Madison

The move to the historic Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot along the Mississippi River in this southeastern Iowa community followed a more than decade-long, $4.5 million project to prepare the site for passenger operations – which included raising the building above the high water mark.

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