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

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A Warm Welcome:
Martinez, Calif.

In addition to a spacious waiting room, the intermodal facility houses the Martinez Visitors Center. The station project, completed in the early 2000s, also included construction of a park, walking trail and a flood control and restoration project along Alhambra Creek.

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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

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Newport News Station Work Begins

The modern facility, designed to handle growing ridership and future increased train service, will be located at a new, centralized location and is expected to open in mid-2022. It will accommodate Amtrak, local buses, taxis and airport shuttles.

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