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:
Alexandria, Virginia

Founded in 1749, Alexandria grew into a busy Potomac River port. The Colonial Revival style railroad depot opened in 1905 and is served by Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express commuter trains, while the subway is nearby. Numerous shops, restaurants, offices and residential areas are just a short walk away.

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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

Sculpture Unveiled At Philadelphia Station

Tools of the Trade, a new custom art exhibit designed by longtime Amtrak customer and local artist Virginia Maksymowicz, is meant to make visible the often-invisible role that railroad workers play in building and maintaining Amtrak’s infrastructure.

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