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:
Burlington, North Carolina

Burlington was founded in 1857 because the North Carolina Railroad needed a centrally-located maintenance facility on its Goldsboro-Charlotte line. The Amtrak waiting room is in the former engine house, which also includes office space and an exhibit tracing the history of the North Carolina Railroad.

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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 Kicks Off Construction in Philadelphia

With an estimated capital construction value of $550 million, the project to modernize Gray 30th Street Station will continue through 2027. Major elements of the station restoration and renovation include expanding food and beverage and retail offerings, improving station operations, enhancing the customer experience and upgrading the Market Street Plaza.

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