This discussion is getting way off topic for this thread, but to continue, I'm sure that there must be a plan within the archives of Railcorp/TfNSW for a 4 platform configuration and tracks through Epping Station. They did after all designate the underground ECRL platforms as 5 & 6, whereas the surface platforms are 1 to 3. There is obviously a plan for a future surface platform 4 with quadruplication. I just wish they'd let us know what it is. Prior to the ECRL, it was actually the current platform 2 which was fenced off and the western island platforms were 2 & 3. During construction of the ECRL, the centre track was temporarily out of use and peak hour all stoppers started and terminated at Eastwood which has four platforms.
Quadruplicating the Northern Line between Epping and Hornsby is a long way off, possibly decades, so there is no immediate need for a fourth track and platform at Epping. Under the current NSFC program, the quad will be completed between North Strathfield and immediately south of Epping station, where it will merge, as it does now, to three tracks between Epping and Hornsby. It's a mostly downhill run from Hornsby to the quad south of Epping Station, so there shouldn't be any issues with freight traffic keeping pace with Suburban and Intercity passenger services in the Up direction, if you get my meaning.
The main constraint to a fourth track and platform is through the Epping Station footprint. It's not an issue either side of the station. It's hemmed in by Beecroft Rd on the west and Langston Place on the east. A major redevelopment is now under construction on the eastern side of Langston Place opposite the station with three buildings reaching 15, 18 and 29 storeys, so any prospect of expanding the station footprint on that side of the line is out of the question. There is also a proposal to widen the road bridge across the rail corridor, which really shouldn't be impacted by a fourth track.
However, as I said there must be a plan out there to enable quadruplication through the current Epping Station and I guess we will just have to wait and see what it is.