Train stations are making a comeback. But why?

In Denver and cities across the United States, historic train stations are getting a new lease on life. Many are anchoring downtown redevelopment projects as well.

Resources on this topic:

For all info on Denver development, check out

The Great American Stations.

Weiler, S. (2000). Pioneers and Settlers in Lo-Do Denver: Private Risk and Public Benefits in Urban Redevelopment. Urban Studies, 37(1), 167–179.

Peters, D., & Novy, J. (2012). Train Station Area Development Mega-Projects in Europe: Towards a Typology. Built Environment, 38(1), 12–30.

Sacramento Valley Station.

Once fantasy, redeveloping Detroit’s old train depot now seen as doable, by JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press

Photo sources:
– Wikimedia Commons
– Sacramento Railyards:
– Western History Collection, Denver Public Library

Produced in sunny Sacramento, California.


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