Emu Plains railway station

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Emu Plains
Emu Plains railway station.PNG
Station statistics
Address Station Street, Emu Plains
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°44′44″S 150°40′20″E / 33.745595°S 150.67212°E / -33.745595; 150.67212Coordinates: 33°44′44″S 150°40′20″E / 33.745595°S 150.67212°E / -33.745595; 150.67212
Elevation 22 metres (72 ft)
Line(s) Main Western railway line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 57.44 km (35.69 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (2 side)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1868
Rebuilt 1884
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code EPS
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Website Emu Plains
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
Terminus T1
Western Line
towards Central
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central

Emu Plains railway station is located on the Main Western line in the western Sydney suburb of Emu Plains. It is served by the T1 Western line and Blue Mountains Line, and is considered the terminus of the Western Line although many trains terminate at the previous station of Penrith. The station opened in 1868, moving to its present site in 1884. It consist of two side platforms, and two sets of points at the eastern end of the station allow 'down' trains (heading away from Sydney) to terminate at either platform and return to the city. It also serves the surrounding suburbs of Emu Heights and Leonay.

Emu Plains is the 121st most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 1720 passengers boarding per day.

Platforms and services[edit]

The station is serviced by three trains per hour off peak into the City: one Blue Mountains train terminating at Central [i] and two suburban trains continuing through the city on to either Hornsby or Berowra. There are additional services offered during peak hour.

On weekends and evenings, the station is serviced by one to two trains only per hour from the Blue Mountains line.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Blue Mountains Line interurban services to Sydney Terminal
Weekday terminating services, returning as suburban all stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond
2 Blue Mountains Line interurban services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria and Lithgow Some suburban services depart from this platform

Transport links[edit]

Blue Mountains Transit runs five routes via Emu Plains railway station, although two routes do not physically stop outside Emu Plains Station:-

Easy Access upgrade[edit]

The footbridge

Emu Plains station has undergone an easy access upgrade, which included the installation of lifts on both platforms, new platform canopies, upgraded station signage and tactile platform markers.

Gallery[edit]

Trackplan[edit]

Track arrangement at Emu Plains

External links[edit]