8/24/2023 - DOT Update on the New Canaan Rail Line

The New Canaan branch of Metro North is set to reopen soon. The following press release was pushed out by CTDOT’s Communication department yesterday. It contains important service and safety information that could be of use to all residents of Darien after the rail line’s three month “slumber”.

Grade crossing warning devices, overhead power, and signal systems are being re-energized, and test trains will commence checking the upgrades. The Town may want to check that any required pavement markings and/or warning signage in the vicinity of the crossings that fall to municipal responsibility under CGS 13b-344 are in serviceable condition, and that the heavy summer vegetation growth is not impairing motorist’s view of warning signage and/or active devices.