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.

Featured Station

A Warm Welcome:
Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Located in a downtown park, the red brick depot was built by the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1908 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The restored building houses a waiting area and chamber of commerce offices. This stop also serves the nearby city of Jonesboro – home of Arkansas State University.

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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

Ashland, Va., Station Upgrades Completed

Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority and the town of Ashland partnered to advance a series of improvements including the construction of two brick platforms and placement of two mobile lifts and accompanying canopy. With a new site design, the platforms connect to sidewalks, crosswalks and a pedestrian grade crossing, and there’s a modified vehicle traffic pattern.

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