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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Customers walk in front of the Salinas, Calif., depot.

A Warm Welcome:
Salinas, California

Sited at the mouth of the Salinas Valley and only eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, the town is known for a mild climate that promotes agriculture. In 2014, the city undertook a full rehabilitation of the 1942 depot, which included repairs to the roof and painting of the exterior.

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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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Latest News

People shifting movable wall panels at ARTS at King Street Station.

Seattle Station Becomes Arts Hub

ARTS at King Street Station is a city-owned, 7,500-square foot flexible arts and culture space that strengthens the station’s role as a city gateway and community gathering place.

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