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110 mph service starts on Chicago-St. Louis route

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — After a test phase, Amtrak is whisking rail passengers at a new top speed of 110 mph over a short section of its route between Chicago and St. Louis in a step forward for the Midwest high-speed rail program, officials said Thursday. Trains accelerate to the higher speed over a 15-mile segment between the central cities of Dwight and Pontiac in an upgrade that...