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.

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A Warm Welcome:
East Lansing, Mich.

The Capital Area Multi Modal Gateway, which opened in 2015, brings together Amtrak trains, intercity and local CATA buses and bike-sharing in one convenient location on the western edge of the Michigan State University campus.

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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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Washington Station Statues Restored

Following restoration work that included cleaning the statues’ surfaces with a conservation cleaning agent, plaster repairs and infilling, and inpainting to match restored areas with the existing patina, Washington’s famed legionnaires are ready to stand guard over travelers for another century.

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