Jurong Bird Park Tram
The Jurong Bird Park Tram is the main mode of transport around Jurong Bird Park, operating as a clockwise loop from the entrance of Jurong Bird Park. The Jurong Bird Park Tram is a guided tram ride with audio commentary on birds and exhibits. Jurong Bird Park Tram tickets costs S$5 for adult and S$3 for children, valid for unlimited rides on the purchased day.
Jurong Bird Park Tram Facilities
The Jurong Bird Park Trams are formed with a lead “locomotive” and 2 trailer cars. Each tram has a seating capacity of 42 passengers, or 39 passengers and 1 passenger in wheelchair. Each tram car seats 21 passengers in a 3-abreast configuration on 7 rows of seats.
The Jurong Bird Park Trams are manufactured by Trams International in Bell Gardens, California, USA, and are more than 9 years old as of January 2021.
The front car has a wheelchair bay for passengers in wheelchairs to ride on the Jurong Bird Park Tram. This is available on some trams only.
The row of seats right behind the front wheel hub can be removed to fit the passenger in wheelchair.
The rear car has a fully seated configuration.
There is a fixed open rack at the rear of the tram to carry bulky items such as strollers.
During wet weather, side curtains will be pulled down to prevent rain from entering the tram cars to a certain extent.
Jurong Bird Park Tram Map
The Jurong Bird Park Tram consists of 4 stations on a uni-directional clockwise loop starting from the entrance of Jurong Bird Park, with audio commentary on birds and exhibits.
Tram Station 1: Main Station
The journey starts from Tram Station 1: Main Station near the main entrance gate. This is by the side of the original Main Station of the now-defunct Panorail.
The queue for the tram at Tram Station 1: Main Station.
Jurong Bird Park Tram Ticket
Tickets are only available online as physical ticket counters are closed. You can scan the QR code to purchase Jurong Bird Park Tram tickets before entering the queue if you have not done so when purchasing park tickets in advance.
My ticket for the Jurong Bird Park Tram.
Heading into the queue, the staff checks for tickets and issues a sticker once tickets are checked.
The “level crossing” at Main Station.
Each group must stand within the marked box as part of Safe Management Measures.
The next incoming tram picking me up.
At Main Station, the tram seats are sanitized before boarding for the next batch of passengers commences.
The pre-COVID queue lines are still on the platform but are not used.
The interior of the Jurong Bird Park Tram from the last row.
The legroom on board the Jurong Bird Park Tram.
Departing from Main Station.
Passing by Pools Amphitheatre, home of the High Flyers Show.
Commentaries are played over the speakers in each Jurong Bird Park Tram car.
Passing through Hornbills & Toucans and Windows of Paradise.
Arriving at Lory Station.
Tram Station 2: Lory Station
The Jurong Bird Park Tram uses the ground floor of the original Panorail Lory Station as the tram stop.
Continuing on to Waterfall Aviary.
At sections with heavy pedestrian traffic, the tram driver passes through slowly while ringing the bell.
Passing by the Lory Loft, quite a walk away from Lory Station..
I remember this view slightly higher up on the Panorail.
Approaching Waterfall Aviary Station.
Tram Station 3: Waterfall Aviary Station
Making a brief stop at Tram Station 3: Waterfall Aviary Station.
Tram Station 3: Waterfall Aviary Station is adjacent to the path leading to Waterfall Aviary.
Tram Station 3: Waterfall Aviary Station has a “loop line” from the main road to wait for passengers at.
The tram driver taking a break from the “locomotive” for a short while to regulate the service.
Passing by the entrance to Waterfall Aviary.
Running parallel to the former Panorail alignment.
Arriving at Parrot Paradise Station.
Tram Station 4: Parrot Paradise Station
Tram Station 4: Parrot Paradise Station is the newest stop along the Jurong Bird Park Tram line to serve the Parrot Paradise exhibit.
Tram Station 4: Parrot Paradise Station is also the smallest tram stop along the line with just a small shelter.
The Jurong Bird Park Tram continues to be regulated at Tram Station 4: Parrot Paradise Station.
Jurong Bird Park Tram Depot
The Jurong Bird Park Tram Depot is located behind Tram Station 4: Parrot Paradise Station.
Passing by the Flamingo Lake.
The Panorail used to coast over between the road and the lake.
Passing by Birdz of Play.
Making the final right turn back to Main Station.
Arriving at Main Station.
Tram Station 1: Main Station
The Jurong Bird Park Tram ride ends back at where it started, though with the Jurong Bird Park Tram ticket, you can stay on if you like.
The JBP50 Past-Present-Future Photopoint has Queen Elizabeth riding a tram in 1972 at the same spot as Tram Station 1. While accurate, it’s unfortunate that Jurong Bird Park makes no mention of the Panorail which operated from 1992 till 2012, and road trams did not operate during that 20-year period.
Overall, a comfortable and easy way to sightsee around Jurong Bird Park on board the Jurong Bird Park Tram, worth the S$5 spent if actually getting around Jurong Bird Park to see birds multiple times as it will save a lot of walking effort (unlike me because I went to Jurong Bird Park specifically for retracing the Panorail and to try out the tram).