This is a log of all passenger railroad station openings and closings in the Lower 48 United States since January 1, 2005. It is associated with this map. To be included in the log, a railroad needs to begin service to a new station or end service to an existing station. If a station is temporarily or permanently moved to a nearby location while retaining its same name, the change is not included below, although the map will be updated to reflect the new location.

2019: 17 Stations Open

2019-12-14 ... Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit extends to Larkspur Landing and opens Novato Downtown. (+2 stations added to the map)
2019-10-21 ... MBTA Commuter Rail extends daily service to Foxboro via the Franklin Line and Fairmount Line. (0)
2019-08-30 ... Amtrak extends Northeast Regional service to the existing Vermonter stations at Holyoke, Northampton, and Greenfield, Mass. The service is branded as the Northeast Regional's Valley Flyer, which extends south to all of the stations served by Amtrak Northeast Regional Hartford Line stations. (0)
2019-07-01 ... Amtrak discontinues service on the Hoosier State. The six stations served by the train retain service on the Cardinal. (0)
2019-04-26 ... Denver RTD begins operating the G Line, with service to Denver and opening new stations at 41st & Fox (which now also has B Line service), 60th & Sheridan/Arvada Gold Strike, Arvada Ridge, Clear Creek/Federal, Olde Town Arvada, Pecos Junction (which now also has B Line service), and Wheat Ridge/Ward. (+7)
2019-02-25 ... MBTA Commuter Rail opens Blue Hill Avenue on the Fairmount Line. (+1)
2019-01-10 ... TEXRail begins operating, with service to the existing Fort Worth ITC and T&P Station, and opening new stations at DFW Airport North, DFW Airport Terminal B, Grapevine, Iron Horse, Mercantile Center, North Side and Smithfield. (+7)

2018: 10 Stations Open; 1 Station Closes

2018-10-08 ... Amtrak discontinues Pacific Surfliner service to Carlsbad Village, Calif. and Sorrento Valley, Calif., which retain Coaster service. The Amtrak service to these stations had begun in October 2013 at the same time as Carlsbad Poinsettia and Encinitas, which lost the service in October 2017. (0)
2018-08-27 ... Music City Star opens Hamilton Springs, Tenn.. (+1)
2018-07-30 ... SunRail Phase 2 South opens with service to Amtrak's Kissimmee, Fla. station and adding stops at Meadow Woods, Poinciana and Tupperware. (+3)
2018-06-16 ... CTrail begins operating, with service on the Hartford Line to these eight stations that retain Amtrak Northeast Regional service (this segment now branded as the Northeast Regional's Hartford Line) and Vermonter: Berlin, Hartford, Meriden, New Haven (Union Station), Wallingford, Windsor and Windsor Locks, Conn., and Springfield, Mass., and New Haven (State St.), which also adds Amtrak service and retains service on MTA Metro-North Railroad and Shore Line East. (0)
2018-05-19 ... Brightline begins service to Miami. (+1)
2018-05-14 ... Metrolink opens Burbank Airport-North on the Antelope Valley Line. (+1)
2018-05-04 ... Amtrak begins City of New Orleans service to Marks, Mississippi. (+1)
2018-02-05 ... Metra opens Romeoville. (+1)
2018-01-13 ... Brightline begins service, with stations at Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. (+2)
2018-01-01 ... Amtrak discontinues Southwest Chief service to Williams Junction, Ariz. (-1)

2017: 16 Stations Open

2017-12-18 ... Amtrak briefly reroutes the Cascades and Coast Starlight to an inland route, the Point Defiance Bypass via Sounder's Tacoma Dome, temporarily ending service to the Amtrak-only Tacoma, Wash., station three blocks away. But the change is reverted after the first Cascades train to use the new route derails in DuPont, Wash. (0)
2017-12-16 ... Metrolink extends the San Bernardino Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line to San Bernardino-Downtown. (+1)
2017-11-13 ... Amtrak begins Capitol Corridor service to Fairfield-Vacaville, Calif. (+1)
2017-10-31 ... Amtrak restores service to Roanoke, Va. after an absence of 38 years. (+1)
2017-10-09 ... Amtrak discontinues Pacific Surfliner service to Carlsbad Poinsettia, Calif. and Encinitas, Calif., which (along with Carlsbad Village and Sorrento Valley) began in October 2013. Both stations retain Coaster service. (0)
2017-08-25 ... Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit begins service in California, with stations at Cotati, Marin Civic Center, Novato Hamilton, Novato San Marin, Petaluma Downtown, Rohnert Park, San Rafael Downtown, Santa Rosa Downtown, Santa Rosa North, and Sonoma County Airport. (+10)
2017-05-22 ... MBTA Commuter Rail begins service to Boston Landing, Mass.. (+1)
2017-04-24 ... New Mexico Rail Runner Express opens Zia Road, N.M.. (+1)
2017-01-07 ... Amtrak begins seasonal Winter Park Express service (a/k/a the "Ski Train"), which had been inactive since 2009 when a previous private railroad had ended the service. Winter Park Resort, Colo. built a new station for the restored service. (+1)

2016: 15 Stations Open

2016-11-20 ... Amtrak begins Texas Eagle service to Arcadia, Mo. (+1)
2016-09-30 ... MBTA Commuter Rail extends the Fitchburg Line to Wachusett. (+1)
2016-07-25 ... RTD begins service on the B Line, serving Denver's Union Station and beginning service to Westminster. (+1)
2016-06-06 ... Metrolink extends the 91 Line, renames it the 91/Perris Valley Line, and opens the four new stations that constitute the Perris Valley Line: Moreno Valley/March Field, Perris-Downtown, Perris-South and Riverside-Hunter Park/UCR. (+4)
2016-05-15 ... NJ Transit opens Wesmont on the Bergen County Line. (+1)
2016-04-22 ... RTD, the Denver Regional Transportation District, begins service on the A Line, its first regional rail line built through the Fastracks program. The line serves Denver's Union Station, already served by Amtrak's California Zephyr, and begins service to 38th & Blake, 40th & Colorado, 40th Ave. & Airport Blvd. - Gateway Park, 61st & Pena, Central Park, Denver Airport and Peoria. (+7)

2015: 4 Stations Open

2015-11-16 ... Virginia Railway Express extends the Fredericksburg Line to Spotsylvania. (+1)
2015-11-15 ... SEPTA Regional Rail opens Lansdale-9th Street. (+1)
2015-08-27 ... Amtrak begins Vermonter service to Holyoke, Mass. (+1)
2015-04-05 ... Tri-Rail begins service to Miami Airport (formerly known as Miami Central Station). (Service to previous station called Miami Airport had ended in September 2011.) (+1)

2014: 16 Stations Open; 3 Stations Close

2014-12-29 ... Amtrak begins Vermonter service to Greenfield, Mass. and Northampton, Mass. (+2)
2014-12-28 ... Amtrak ends Vermonter service to Amherst, Mass. (-1)
2014-10-14 ... Amtrak begins Wolverine service to Troy, Mich., 1,200 feet southeast from the Birmingham, Mich., station, which closes. (+1/-1)
2014-06-27 ... MBTA Commuter Rail begins seasonal CapeFlyer service to Wareham. (+1)
2014-05-07 ... Amtrak reopens historic St. Paul Union Depot and closes modest St. Paul-Minneapolis Midway Station. (+1/-1)
2014-05-01 ... SunRail begins operating, with service to Amtrak's Orlando and Winter Park stations, and new stations at Altamonte Springs, Church Street, DeBary, Florida Hospital Health Village, Lake Mary, Longwood, LYNX Central, Maitland, Sand Lake Road and Sanford/State Road 46. (+10)
2014-04-07 ... New Mexico Rail Runner Express opens Montano. (+1)

2013: 7 Stations Open

2013-10-14 ... NJ Transit opens Pennsauken with service on the Atlantic City Line.(+1)
2013-10-07 ... Amtrak begins Pacific Surfliner service to existing Coaster stations at Carlsbad Poinsettia, Carlsbad Village, Encinitas and Sorrento Valley. (0)
2013-08-18 ... MTA Metro-North Raiload and Shore Line East begin service to West Haven, Conn. (+1)
2013-07-01 ... MBTA Commuter Rail opens Newmarket and Four Corners/Geneva with service on the Fairmount Line. (+2)
2013-05-24 ... MBTA Commuter Rail begins seasonal CapeFlyer service. Two stations closed since the 1996 demise of Amtrak's Cape Codder reopen: Buzzards Bay and Hyannis. (+2)
2013-04-04 ... Amtrak begins Texas Eagle service to Hope, Ark. (+1)
2013-04-01 ... Amtrak discontinues Pacific Surfliner service to the Metrolink stations at Orange and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo that had begun in October 2007. (0)

2012: 16 Stations Open

2012-12-12 ... Amtrak extends the Northeast Regional to Norfolk, Va. (+1)
2012-12-10 ... FrontRunner opens North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe, and opens FrontRunner South, with service to seven new stations: American Fork, Draper, Lehi, Murray Central, Orem, Provo, and South Jordan. (+8)
2012-11-14 ... Northstar Commuter Rail opens Ramsey. (+1)
2012-11-12 ... MBTA Commuter Rail opens Talbot Ave. with service on the Fairmount Line. (+1)
2012-11-01 ... Amtrak extends the Downeaster to Freeport, Me., and Brunswick, Me. (+2)
2012-10-08 ... Sounder extended south to South Tacoma and Lakewood. (+2)
2012-05-21 ... Amtrak begins Capitol Corridor service to existing Santa Clara, Calif. Caltrain/ACE station. (0)
2012-04-23 ... MBTA Commuter Rail extends Providence/Stoughton Line (Providence Branch) south to Wickford Junction, R.I. (+1)
2012-02-15 ... South Shore Line discontinues service to Kensington/115th Street, which retains service on Metra's Electric District. (0)

2011: 9 Stations Open; 1 Station Closes

2011-12-05 ... MTA Metro-North Railroad begins New Haven Line service to Fairfield Metro. (+1)
2011-09-12 ... Tri-Rail's Miami Airport Station closes to allow for construction of Miami Central Station. (-1)
2011-08-29 ... Rail Runner Express opens Sandia Pueblo. (+1)
2011-06-20 ... A-Train begins service, with six stations: Denton, Hebron, Highland Village/Lakeville, Medpark, Old Town, and Trinity Mills. (+6)
2011-04-03 ... Metra opens 35th Street/Lou Jones/Bronzeville with service on the Rock Island District. (+1)

2010: 12 Stations Open; 2 Stations Close

2010-12-06 ... MBTA Commuter Rail extends the Providence/Stoughton Line (Providence Branch) to T. F. Green Airport. (+1)
2010-05-09 ... Amtrak discontinues Northeast Regional service to Franconia-Springfield, Va., which retains service on Virginia Railway Express' Fredericksburg Line. (0)
2010-03-22 ... Capital MetroRail begins service with nine stations: Crestview, Downtown, Highland, Howard, Kramer, Lakeline, Leander, MLK, Jr., and Plaza Saltillo (+9) and Rail Runner Express opens Kewa Pueblo. (+1)
2010-01-18 ... Amtrak's Northeast Regional begins serving the Virginia Railway Express Manassas Line station at Burke Centre, Va. (0)
2010-01-15 ... NJ Transit discontinues Montclair-Boonton Line service to Great Notch. (-1)
2010-01-10 ... Amtrak discontinues Ethan Allen Express service to Fair Haven, Vt. (-1)
2010-01-02 ... Amtrak begins Ethan Allen Express service to Castleton, Vt. (+1)

2009: 16 Stations Open; 1 Station Closes

2009-11-21 ... Amtrak begins Cascades service to Stanwood, Wash. (+1)
2009-11-16 ... Northstar Commuter Rail begins service with six stations: Anoka, Big Lake, Coon Rapids-Riverdale, Elk River, Fridley, and Target Field. (+6)
2009-10-26 ... Amtrak opens new station at New Buffalo, Mich., serving the Wolverine and Blue Water, closing old station that served the Pere Marquette. (+1/-1)
2009-09-25 ... Amtrak begins Empire Builder service to Icicle Station in Leavenworth, Wash. (+1)
2009-08-01 ... Rail Runner Express opens Santa Fe County/N.M. 599. (+1)
2009-07-26 ... NJ Transit opens Meadowlands. (+1)
2009-05-23 ... MTA Metro-North Railroad opens Yankees-E. 153rd Street with year-round service on the Hudson Line and game day service on the Harlem Line and New Haven Line. (+1)
2009-05-10 ... Amtrak discontinues California Zephyr service to Sparks, Nev. (-1)
2009-02-02 ... Westside Express Service begins service with five stations: Beaverton, Hall/Nimbus, Tigard, Tualatin, and Wilsonville. (+5)

2008: 13 Stations Open

2008-12-17 ... Rail Runner Express opens Isleta Pueblo, Santa Fe Depot, and South Capitol. (+3)
2008-09-29 ... FrontRunner extends service to Pleasant View. (+1)
2008-05-31 ... Sounder opens Mukilteo with service on the North Line. (+1)
2008-04-26 ... FrontRunner begins service with trains to Amtrak's Salt Lake City station on the California Zephyr and six new stations: Clearfield, Farmington, Layton, Ogden, Roy and Woods Cross. (+6)
2008-01-21 ... NJ Transit opens Mt. Arlington with service on the Montclair-Booton Line & Morristown Line. (+1)
2008-01-12 ... NJ Transit opens Wayne/Route 23 with service on the Montclair-Boonton Line. (+1)

2007: 9 Stations Open; 8 Stations Close

2007-10-31 ... MBTA Commuter Rail reopens the Greenbush Line with six new stations: Cohasset, East Weymouth, Greenbush, North Scituate, West Hingham, and Weymouth Landing/East Braintree. (+6)
2007-10-29 ... Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner begins serving the existing Metrolink stations at Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Orange. (0)
2007-07-## ... Syracuse OnTrack ceases operation, ending service to Carousel Center, 600 Erie Pl., Armory Sq., Syracuse U.-Carrier Dome, Colvin St., Rock Cut Rd., Jamesville Village and Jamesville Beach. (-8)
2007-04-27 ... Rail Runner Express opens Downtown Bernalillo. (+1)
2007-04-20 ... Rail Runner Express opens Bernalillo County/International Sunport. (+1)
2007-02-02 ... Rail Runner Express opens Belen. (+1)

2006: 18 Stations Open; 3 Stations Close

2006-12-11 ... Rail Runner Express opens Los Lunas (+1) and Metra opens Grand/Cicero, closing Hermosa and Cragin. (+1/-2)
2006-10-09 ... Metra begins Southwest Service to Laraway Rd./New Lenox. (+1)
2006-09-18 ... Music City Star begins service with six stations: Donelson, Hermitage, Lebanon, Martha, Mt. Juliet and Riverfront/Nashville. (+6)
2006-07-14 ... Rail Runner Express begins service with trains to Amtrak's Albuquerque station on the Southwest Chief and new stations at Los Ranchos/Journal Center and Sandoval County/U.S. 550. (+2)
2006-04-24 ... Amtrak discontinues regularly scheduled service to Greenfield Village, Mich. (-1)
2006-01-30 ... Metra extends Southwest Service to Manhattan, and extends North Central Service to four stations: Franklin Park (Belmont Av.), Rosemont, Schiller Park, and Washington St.. (+5)
2006-01-23 ... Metra extends Union Pacific/West Line to Elburn and La Fox. (+2)

2005: 2 Stations Open; 18 Statons Close

2005-10-31 ... Amtrak discontinues Cardinal service to Hamilton, Ohio. (-1)
2005-08-27 ... Amtrak's discontinues Sunset Limited service east of New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. The following stations close: Atmore, Ala., Mobile, Ala., Chipley, Fla., Crestview, Fla., Lake City, Fla., Madison, Fla., Pensacola, Fla., Tallahassee, Fla., Bay St. Louis, Miss., Biloxi, Miss., Gulfport, Miss., and Pascagoula, Miss. (-12)
2005-08-01 ... Amtrak discontinues Silver Meteor, Silver Star and Sunset Limited service to Sanford, Fla. (-1)
2005-06-05 ... Amtrak begins Capitol Corridor service to Oakland Coliseum/Airport. (+1)
2005-03-07 ... Amtrak discontinues the Three Rivers, ending service to Nappanee, Ind., Akron, Ohio, Fostoria, Ohio, and Youngstown, Ohio. (-4)
2005-01-18 ... Amtrak begins Hiawatha service to Milwaukee Airport. (+1)