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:
Chico, California

Chico is situated at the northeastern edge of the Sacramento Valley, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and just east of the Sacramento River. Amtrak customers use a platform adjacent to the 1892 Southern Pacific depot, which now houses the Chico Art Center.

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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

Virginia Expands Richmond Service

An early morning train now offers a one-seat ride from downtown Richmond to the nation’s capital and other Northeast cities. It is the first expansion of service under the Transforming Rail in Virginia Program to grow and improve passenger, commuter and freight rail.

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