Emu Plains railway station
|Address||Station Street, Emu Plains
New South Wales, Australia
|Elevation||22 metres (72 ft)|
|Line(s)||Main Western railway line|
|Distance||57.44 km (35.69 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||2 (2 side)|
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
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.
|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|
Blue Mountains Transit runs five routes via Emu Plains railway station, although two routes do not physically stop outside Emu Plains Station:-
- Route 688 - between Emu Heights and Penrith
- Route 689 - between Leonay and Penrith
- Route 168 - between Leonay and Emu Heights and Penrith
- Route 690B - between Blaxland and Penrith - does not stop outside Emu Plains Railway Station. Passengers must alight from Great Western Highway
- Route 690P - between Faulconbridge and Penrith - does not stop outside Emu Plains Railway Station. Passengers must alight from Great Western Highway
Easy Access upgrade
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.