Mt. Pleasant, IA (MTP)

Settled in the spring of 1833, Mt. Pleasant was long known as the "Athens of Iowa" for its emphasis on education. The pressed brick CB&Q depot opened to passengers in 1912.

418 North Adams Street
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (FY 2017): $1,178,236
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2017): 13,736
  • Facility Ownership: BNSF Railway
  • Parking Lot Ownership: BNSF Railway
  • Platform Ownership: BNSF Railway
  • Track Ownership: BNSF Railway

Derrick James
Regional Contact
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

The Mt. Pleasant depot was built of pressed brick by the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad in 1912. Using monies that Amtrak received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the station received a new wheelchair lift and enclosure in 2010. Tactile edging to the platform and new static platform signage were added in 2011.

Settled in the spring of 1833, Mt. Pleasant was long known as the ‘Athens of Iowa’ for its emphasis on education. Iowa Wesleyan College, the oldest college west of the Mississippi River, was founded in 1842. Arabella Bobb Mansfield, an Iowa Wesleyan graduate, was the first woman to pass the bar exam in the United States in 1869. Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding towns which comprise Henry County were known for their leadership in human rights during the Civil War. This area was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this station, which is served by two daily trains.

Station Type:

Station Building (with waiting room)


  • 100 Short Term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only not overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Accessible Payphones
  • Accessible Platform

    Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Ticket Office
  • Accessible Waiting Room
  • Accessible Water Fountain
  • ATM
  • Baggage Storage

    Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags equivalent to 'left luggage' in Europe. A storage fee may apply.

  • Bike Boxes
  • Checked Baggage
  • Dedicated Parking
  • Elevator
  • Enclosed Waiting Area
  • Help With Luggage
  • High Platform

    A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train with the exception of Superliners.

  • Lockers

    Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage

  • Long-term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Lounge
  • Parking Attendant
  • Pay Phones
  • QuikTrakKiosk
  • Restrooms
  • Shipping Boxes
  • Ski Bags
  • Wheelchair Lift

    Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.

  • Wheelchairs
  • WiFi