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:
Carlinville, Illinois

The depot, opened in 2017, features a mural of Abraham Lincoln tipping his hat to visitors from the back of a train. Carlinville’s signature landmark is the historic Macoupin County courthouse with its soaring silver dome. The community also boasts a large collection of Sears catalog homes.

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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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Columbia River Stations Get Upgrades

Amtrak customers enjoy a more accessible and comfortable experience at the Bingen-White Salmon and Wishram, Washington, stations following the completion of $5.2 million in upgrades. Amtrak’s Empire Builder stops twice daily at both Columbia River locations on its journey between Portland and Chicago.

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