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New study revives possibility of high speed rail

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A new study is reviving the possibility of high speed rail service in Lima.

Last year, the city and the Lima Community Foundation contributed to a passenger rail study undertaken by the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association. The group is trying to link Chicago, Fort Wayne, Lima, and Columbus.

The proposed system would operate 12 trains each way per day. Speeds could reach 110 miles per hour, with a trip from Chicago to Columbus taking about four hours. More than two million riders per year are projected to take the Columbus to Chicago rail corridor.

The next steps include an environmental review and fundraising for more studies.

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