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.

Featured Station

A Warm Welcome:
Westerly, Rhode Island

Constructed in 1912, the depot features a center block with arcade flanked by two wings. The warm material palette includes red brick, red clay roof tiles, stucco and cream-colored terracotta. A local artists’ cooperative occupies space in the building from which it hosts exhibitions and lectures and operates 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

Accessibility Enhanced at Kansas Stations

Amtrak, in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration and with the cooperation of the cities of Hutchinson and Dodge City, Kansas, recently celebrated completion of accessibility improvements at the Amtrak stations located in the heart of each community. Hutchinson and Dodge City, located about 120 miles apart, are served by the daily Southwest Chief.

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