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.


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.


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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Poplar Bluff depot seen from town.

A Warm Welcome:
Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Known as the “Gateway to the Ozarks,” Poplar Bluff offers easy access to the Mark Twain National Forest, Lake Wappapello and the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The historic depot was built in 1910 by the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway.

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Tools You Can Use

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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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Salem depot front facade

Centennial Celebration For Salem, Ore., Depot

In preparation for the major milestone, the building received new paint inside and out, historic photos were added to the waiting room and Wi-Fi was installed for customers waiting for the six daily trains and Thruway buses.

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