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Darien is a new Haven Line local stop served my most off peak New Haven-bound trains, with service every 30 minutes or better on weekdays or weekends except early morning and late evenings. The stop consists of two side platforms for the four track line that can accommodate 10 cars each, these were rebuilt in 2002. These platforms begin at the underpass of Post Road (US-1) and run west. The sidewalk of Post Road provides the station's underpass. Stairs and elevator lead up from Post Road to a landing beneath each platform, followed by stairs and a ramp up to each platform. From here a canopy structure covers just less than half of each platform. These canopy structures are held up by cream-colored supports. At the opposite end of the platform, walkways lead down (with a few sets of steps) to the underpass of Leroy Avenue providing another connection between the platforms.

The New York-bound platform has a restored station house that is in the same style as those in Southport and Westport, it is painted cream and green. The depot leads out to the station's main parking lot bounded by West Avenue. The New Haven-bound platform has another small parking lot that extends to Squab Lane.
Photos 1-17: 20 June, 2005; 18-43 8 October, 2018

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A Norwalk-bound train starts to leave Darien where bridgeplates are currently in use
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M2 #8457 bound for Norwalk has left Darien
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A Norwalk-bound four car train of M2s (#8457 is the last), have left Darien
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A platform sign at Darien
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An ADA sign at Darien
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M2 #8836 leading a New Haven-bound express stops at Darien
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M2 #8836 at Darien
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An 8 car train of 4 M2 car sets as a Grand Central bound Express train approach Darien
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M2 #8455 enters Darien
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A 4 car train of New Haven-bound M2s leaves Darien
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M2 #8728 and a Grand Central Express train leave Darien
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An Old Saybrook bound Shore Line Express train bypasses Darien. It is lead by Connecticut commuter rail cab car #1691
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Two Former Virginia Railway Express Mafersa Cars (one is V203) on an Old Saybrook bound Shore Line Express Train bypassing Darien
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GP40-2H #6694 pushing a Shore Line Express Train that has bypassed Darien
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GP40-2H #6694 pushing a Shore Line Express Train near Darien
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Amtrak AEM7 electric locomotive currently leading the on time Vermonter bound for Washington DC (The locomotive was a P42 until New Haven where it was switched for this AEM7), near Darien
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Shoreliner cab car #6213 on the back of a Rush Hour Stamford-Danbury Branch Line train, the train was pulled by an F10
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Getting off a Grand Central-bound train, sign for tickets, information and restrooms
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A Grand Central-bound train fades into the distance in the evening light
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Looking across to staircases off the Eastbound platform
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