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:
Dowagiac, Michigan

Dowagiac was platted when the Michigan Central Railroad came through the area in 1848. The city rehabilitated the depot in the 1990s, and today it includes space for Amtrak passengers, the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce and a gift shop.

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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

Graphic Photo Walls On View In Stations

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Amtrak worked with young designers to create graphic photo walls that reflect the dynamic evolution of the Amtrak brand and the regions served by America’s Railroad.

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