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

A Warm Welcome:
New Haven, Conn.

Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert, Union Station is the third major rail facility to serve the city and is a bustling intermodal center. Following talk of demolition in the 1970s, the building was saved through the efforts of concerned citizens and rehabbed in the mid-1980s.

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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

New Rail Station Opens In Downtown Buffalo

The modern, accessible and energy-efficient station, designed and built through a nearly $28 million contract awarded by the New York State Department of Transportation, is twice the size of its predecessor. The design also allows for future expansion of intercity bus service and additional train frequencies.

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