Thanks for asking.
The issues can be summed up as good news and bad news.
The Good News
is we have cranes on the skyline and Labor promised to keep going what is happening now.
The Bad New
is that the State can't afford it and the Liberals looked like being the ones who could fix it.
Either way the offering is uncertainty and voters chose the uncertainty they knew rather than that which they did not. Pleasure before pain.
The voters were not Peed off enough with Labor to chuck Jay who seems a "good bloke"; really this is the only way government changes in SA.
A couple of seat changed hands and rail may have been an issue. It exposed Chloe Fox as not being Chlue. Another southern seat got rid of a bloke who sat on his backside for 4 years; he should never have won the first time so it didn't take a big swing to unseat him.
As for the northern suburbs Labor showed more likelihood of getting EMUs to at least Mawson Lakes so it might have helped them keep a couple of seats.
The TRUTH is that rail is not very important to SA now, certainly not in public thinking. My comments extracted from the Seaford rail justification has been quoted here by me and by others (only 10% of commutes, all modes, finish/start at the CBD). Private transport allows for journey flexibility including dropping kids of at the school. (There was a Range Rover fitted so you could drop kids off at the pool!) Ample evidence to support this because of the traffic congestion when school returns.
Don, look at Melbourne, its CBD is well served by PT but what about those commuting to Williamstown, Dandenong, Altona, Pt Melbourne, Scoresby, no effective PT for these journeys. The same applies to Adelaide.
I am on these pages because I am what Wayne (Hosk) would call a Gunzel, an enthusiastic believer in and supporter of rail. I am also a realist.
ps. Geoff Brock took the only realistic option open to him and the State. He might be able to win sufficient goodies for his electorate regain any lost popularity and sooth the hurts. Securing the Smelter's future will be a big plus for the region and good for rail.