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

Davis, Calif., station.

A Warm Welcome:
Davis, California

Davis, named after a local farmer, was founded in 1868. The depot was built in 1913 to serve the new University Farm School – better known today as the University of California at Davis.

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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

Inaugural train at Roanoke, Va.

Amtrak Returns to the “Star City”

Cheering crowds gathered in Roanoke, Va., on Oct. 30 to greet the arrival of the inaugural Northeast Regional as it pulled into downtown, marking the return of passenger rail after a 38-year absence.

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