Isn't the loop still there bypassing Lidcombe? No mention of Lidcombe in the timetable you have posted. I have not been out that way for a few years. Back in the 1980's I regularly caught the train from Springwood to Regents Park in the morning when I worked at Bankstown. Then I once caught the Summer Sunday morning train that started at Penrith and went all the way via Bankstown to Cronulla. They used the loop from Auburn to Berala.Oh yeh you're right. Never realised that there was a track that connected Auburn and Berala.