The Mineola Amtrak station is a train station in Mineola, Texas, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The station was originally built in 1906 by the Texas and Pacific Railway and also used by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. According to Willie Brown, who grew up in Mineola, the station was built as the result of his persistent lobbying of President Bill Clinton. Responding to an Amtrak report that a survey did not reveal anyone wanting to get off in Mineola, Brown reportedly told Clinton: "The reason to stop in Mineola is not to let anybody off. It's to let the people on. Look at me! I left!" Amtrak's own press release on the station, however, credits "Mineola community leaders" with the successful effort.