Conn. gov: Full Metro-North rail service may be fully restored a week earlier than expected

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says commuter rail service between New Haven and New York City will likely be fully restored a week earlier than expected.

The governor said Monday he's been informed by rail officials that the electric feeder cable problem will be fixed by Oct. 7. He said that after testing, service should resume Oct. 7 or Oct. 8, earlier than the initial Oct. 14 prediction. Meanwhile, temporary transformers are being added.

Malloy says he's been assured that Metro-North Railroad officials will discuss reimbursing commuters for monthly and weekly ticket passes before their November board meeting.

Metro-North service was running Monday at about 50 percent capacity. Malloy said at least 1,000 people had to stand.

Rail service was disrupted Wednesday when a circuit failed in Mount Vernon, N.Y.