Emu Plains railway station is located in the western Sydney suburb of Emu Plains and also serves the surrounding suburbs of Emu Heights and Leonay. With two side platforms, it is served by the North Shore, Northern & Western Line and Blue Mountains Line. It is a terminus of the North Shore, Northern & Western Line, though many trains terminate at the previous station of Penrith. 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.
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.
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.