ON visiting SA last week I have to say that I noticed the quality of ride has improved on both Seaford and Gawler lines - didn't ride the entire length of the Seaford line but I feel that some of the issues with higher speed swaying appear to have been resolved on the 4000's. They do vibrate and squeal a bit in low-speed braking but I'm sure they'll find a fix for that too.
Those constant announcements about 'mind the gap' are irritating though... can't they restrict that to stations where the gap is actually an issue!
Driving around Adelaide, I was interested to see lots of progress on the next stage of the South Road motorway project with the demolition of entire swathes of businesses and houses through Croydon Park but nothing yet on the Outer Harbor line fly-over (maybe I just wasn't looking hard enough?). South Road is so much better to drive on than it was years ago with the northern connector to the Port Expressway but it was still terribly slow stop-start traffic from the Anzac Hwy underpass all the way to Darlington when I drove near peak hour the other day.
I must say, the new Southern Expressway is a breeze to drive on, what an excellent piece of road that is now. I'm so glad that Mike Rann got around to fixing that terrible mistake of Dean Brown's in making it a cut-price one-way job, it was annoying having to check which way it was going before you used it.