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.

Featured Station

A Warm Welcome:
Houston, Texas

Opened by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1960, the depot features a bright and airy waiting room with full length windows. Wall panels trace the history of railroading in the city and region through a variety of memorabilia.

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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

ADA Upgrades Begin at Homewood Station

The estimated $29 million project in suburban Chicago includes upgrading a pedestrian tunnel, building an enclosed ramp and a new Amtrak platform, renovating elements of the historic depot and building a new passenger structure for Metra commuters.

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