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:
Exeter, N.H.

Exeter is recognized for its small-town New England charms and beautiful natural setting; a walk down curving Water Street presents restaurants, shops and galleries. It’s also an academic center known for the Phillips Exeter Academy, a university preparatory school founded in 1781.

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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

Station Upgrades Celebrated in La Plata, Mo.

Amtrak and community leaders recently gathered at the station in this northeastern Missouri city to celebrate the completion of $6 million in improvements to the historic depot. Work focused on the roof deck, exterior façade and masonry repairs, extension of the concrete platform and more.

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