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:
Culpeper, Virginia

A mid-1980s campaign to rehabilitate the depot spurred broader revitalization. The depot now has tenants including the visitors center and Museum of Culpeper History, and Culpeper boasts an award-winning downtown popular with locals and tourists.

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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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Amtrak Recognizes Station Advocate

Community activist Dara Casey of Malvern, Ark., coordinated among Union Pacific Railroad, Amtrak, local businesses and municipal departments to renew the town’s station, including repainting the shelter; building new planters and benches; and cleaning up the surrounding area.

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