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South Australian Transport Minister Patrick Conlon says it is not the end of the world that tram services had to stop today because of the wet conditions.
Passengers were forced to get off in the rain this morning when all services between Victoria Square and North Terrace were stopped because the tracks were too slippery.
Mr Conlon says oily residue had built up on the tracks.
He says the department will install manual sanding traction devices used on Melbourne trams, that would prevent the situation happening again.
"What was noticed this morning was a problem braking at low speed when the trams don't automatically sand, the residue causes some small skidding," he said.
"Now this is a precautionary measure in making sure it's absolutely safe, but just so people understand, you know we're talking about braking at slow speeds, not braking at speed."
Opposition leader Martin Hamilton-Smith says the safety concern shows the system is fundamentally flawed.
"This tram project has been a disaster from start to finish, it is time for an independent review of the entire process from start to finish," he said.
The Government says the tram services will be running normally despite wet weather over the weekend.
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