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:
Gainesville, Georgia

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the shore of Lake Lanier, Gainesville is named for Edmund P. Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812. The red brick depot was built by the Southern Railway in 1910 and is today largely used for railroad offices.

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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

Station Upgrades Celebrated in La Plata, Mo.

Amtrak and community leaders recently gathered at the station in this northeastern Missouri city to celebrate the completion of $6 million in improvements to the historic depot. Work focused on the roof deck, exterior façade and masonry repairs, extension of the concrete platform and more.

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