Monorail Calendar: Act One

Hey there Hoppereenos!

Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Monorail is here! Hey, did you know the Monorail is here?! 😉

Of course with a New Event in our game, that means it is time once again to earn Materials to get some extra “Stuff” in our game… this Event that extra “Stuff” is the Monorail along with some pieces and parts that go with it.

Now of course that means you are stressing on just HOW you are going to do it. Well no worries. My handy dandy Calendar for Act One is here.




As per usual, I will be starting the Calendar one day AFTER Act One releases so you can factor in time you will need to send Characters on tasks, get Buildings, and fully launch the New Event. I will also be stopping it the night BEFORE Act One ends, as it will give you enough time to focus on all the other last minute stuff.

Again, do not panic. Remember that it is slow going at first so you may “appear” to be behind, but as you progress in Act One you will start to see that you are getting more and more and more each day. So just go at a pace that fits you, but remember the more you play the more you will get.

Monorail Act One Calendar

Now you have a basic daily breakdown for 11 days based off of approximately 8123 Blueprints a day.



Here’s the rundown of the prizes available during Act 1 that you can win by just playing the game and collecting Blueprints.

standardstation_menuMonorail Station- 3,000 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menu trackcurvese_menu3 Track Pieces- 7,300 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menu trackcurvese_menu3 Track Pieces- 13,650 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg

standardstationmodule3_menu standardstationmodule1se_menu standardstationextension_menu standardstationextension_menuStation Piece Pack- 24,850 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg These are pieces to expand your station

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menu trackcurvese_menutrackstraight2x2_menutrackstraight2x2_menu5 Track Pieces- 32,650 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg

standardstationmodule2se_menu standardstationmodule1se_menu standardstationextension_menu standardstationextension_menuStation Piece Pack- 43,850 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg These are pieces to expand your station

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menu trackcurvese_menutrackstraight2x2_menutrackstraight2x2_menu5 Track Pieces- 52,650 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg

standardstationmodule3_menu standardstationmodule2se_menu standardstationextension_menu standardstationextension_menuStation Piece Pack- 63,850 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg These are pieces to expand your station

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menu trackcurvese_menutrackstraight2x2_menutrackstraight2x2_menu5 Track Pieces- 73,600 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg

unlock_raypattersonRay Patterson- 89,350 ico_mono15_blueprints_lg




This time around, the “Bonus” is a bit different. For every X amount of Blueprints beyond 89350 you earn, you will be able to get additional pieces of Tracks for your Monorail.

Word of caution on this one, if you are NOT in your town when you hit the bonus, any additional Blueprints collected may not count towards the Bonus (they will only add to your main total). So be careful. If you are close, you may want to go back to your Springfield just before you hit it. This is due to once it triggers the final prize, it will take a few minutes to go through all the pop ups for it. This causes the Bonus Round Pop Up to delay as you tap through them. That means any additional beyond the 89350 earned when you hit it will NOT count to the Ahead of the Track Bonus until you see the Pop Up. For instance if you earn 89450, the extra 100 will go to your total, but nothing will add to the Bonus until Ahead of the Track Bonus pops up. So the counts may be slightly off. 

This is what I saw in my game…

Monorail Prizes Complete

Once you hit your 89350, you will see the Tap Finger pointing at your Task Menu towards a Track Piece Icon.

Monorail Ahead of the Track Rail Icon

Tapping on the Track Piece Icon will then pop up the Ahead of the Track Bonus. You will see what the Current Amount of Additional Blueprints are required in order for you to earn ONE additional Piece of Rail Track to your game.

Ahead of the Track Pop Up

It seems this just keeps going and going and going. Each time adding more to the Required additional Blueprints to earn.

For instance

I am currently at earn +5000 more Blueprints.

Ahead of the Track 5000 Pop Up

Each time it only rewarded me the ONE piece of Rail Track when I hit the Required amount of Blueprints. It automatically jumped to the next amount as soon as I got the Track Piece Pop Up.
Straight Track Piece

So no Bonus Donuts, but instead lots more Tracks.


There you have it. A Calendar of Blueprints to keep you on track for all 10 Personal Prizes. Plus some MORE Tracks to wrap your town in Monorail!!

What do you think of it so far? Where are YOU in the game? How are your totals coming along? Let us know.

314 responses to “Monorail Calendar: Act One

  1. Maybe I missed it but… Any suggested “systems” for the weekly Rail yard challenge? Is there any benefit to ALWAYS handing-in the “huge doohickey” amounts? I ask because it takes longer but sometimes if I turn in the “sprockets” amount it pops up with 2 or 3 blueprint totals that add up to more than the doohickey award. Is it random? I’ve hit every week but with Halloween and trying to finish Springfield heights billionaire at the same time I’m running out of characters and time if I actually do something other than TSTO.

    • No real strategy honestly. Usually just turn in what works for you…they always change out.

    • It depends on where my reserves are… I’ll often aim for the big items (because they usually offer a slightly better return), but, if any of my recycling centers are full, then I may go for a couple of smaller ones instead, because there’s a greater chance it will uncover new items that I can spend my “full” recyclables on and make room for me to set my characters on making more of them.

      The one thing I will say is that, during this event, you’re better off focusing on Rail Yard first and event currency (like gummies) second, since the event currency seems to be easier to get and you can focus on that full force once you compete your rail yard tasks for the week. I would only do Springfield Heights stuff once you’ve finished rail yard, shopkeeper, and quest tasks and are at least a couple of days ahead on the event currency calendar. Springfield Heights isn’t going anywhere and doesn’t offer bonuts for timed completing m

  2. Okay I know a lot of us are close to unlocking Ray Patterson but won’t because of the time limit 🙁 BUT when the monsaro theme with Cecil, sideshow bob, and the rest of the Terwilliger family showed up, I had to have them. I spent a lot of donuts to get all the family members before acts ended only to find out that the deadline was extended and I wasted 37 donuts.
    Hopefully they will extend the deadline!

  3. Even though I started several days late, I got everything but Ray. Here’s to hoping that there’s some way to craft him later or the first act gets extended into the second. Probably wishful thinking 😕 Oh well, can’t wait to see what happens with act 2.

  4. So, I only have 30k blueprints at this point. Looks like I will miss out on Ray. Think I should hold on to my resources to get a jump on the next act?

  5. tappa-tappa-tappa

    I got Ray yesterday! Woo-hoo! Once we have Ray, should we get bonus blueprints for completing the Daily Challenge on the Project Board?

  6. Got ray last nite….needed 50 blueprints…I finished a project for 1000 blueprints….it zeroed out and started over…lost the 950….good luck

  7. Question… If I AM in my town when I win Ray, will any “extra” blueprints that got me there, above and beyond the number I needed from that action to win Ray, count towards my total towards winning extra rails? I can’t remember how that works right now and I think that the article only addresses the issue of being out of your town when that happens. (I’m asking because I’m getting close, and I might hold of collecting one of the big payout projects, if any surplus isn’t going to carry over.)

    • They should.

      • I’m having that issue. Was 700 away from the 4000 bonus and did a 2k+ board task. It zero’d the count and I am now at 0/5000. I was in my town at the time.

      • I did so that’s nice 🙂

        I know I shouldn’t complain about not getting as much “free” bonus stuff as I could but it would have been nice if there was some hint it wouldn’t roll over.

    • THEY DOOON’T it’s so annoying. I lost about 1000 blueprints this way. I was only 900 away from Ray and I did a 2000 blueprint project, and my counter for the first piece of track was at 0/3000. I can’t believe they haven’t fixed this. I always forget about it and end up doing a big project and not getting any rollover.

      • I don’t think it’s a glitch, it’s been this way in past events. Just think of it as ‘hey, cool, bonus track’ and let it go. First world problems.

      • But I want my free stuff and I want it now! 😉

      • I think it’s intentional, not a bug. Thankfully, I decided to really watch it the first time and saw what happened, so I’ve just been very careful to come as close the needed amount without going over as I can.

        I also always purposely leave a couple of “easy” projects available when I’m done for the night, so I know I’ll be sure to complete your daily challenge in the morning and not have to worry about it for the rest of the day.

  8. Do we know any details about why our game crashes after cleaning houses friends have clicked on?

    I know that if you put it in the inventory and back out it deletes the stink. But, is the crashing due to FB friends clicking or maybe those that used hacks for their account? I have almost every building stinking and I crash every 5 or so clicks. Driving me crazy.

    • Nope, it’s not impacting everyone. Just some players. Our best suggestion is to store and replace the building, seems to be doing the trick for some.

  9. I love it how it’s my own fault. Everyone keeps saying that until it happens to them. And realize it wasn’t their own fault.

    EA support fella: “For the current event we are getting a number of contacts for the same issue and our team is really working hard
    to fix it for all our TSTO lovers.”

    • Let me ask you a question…is this your first time on this site? Did you just find us when your app finally updated?

      • Nope, I been visiting for year or so, always after my game has updated with new event. When event is over my playing reduces to quick visits and I don’t check websites between events.

        And this website is awesome, I have to say. But there is something wrong with game if things like this happens, and fault lies at creators of game.

  10. I’m really stressed because I didn’t realise there was an update for a few days and only have 43k blueprints. Also I am new to the game only about 4 weeks so don’t have many characters to help out! I purchased Jesse (as I am a dreadlocked hippy myself and required him) and Brandine today as I was stressed about not getting Ray. Am I too far behind to finish act 1?

  11. I’m only at 59 000 right now…
    I don’t think EA should’ve made caps and incremental bonus tracks in this event, maybe the next, but it’s too hard to get the tracks and prizes.
    Sure if there were easier prizes or bonuts then they should, but just for track pieces.

  12. Sorry – I realize you’ve addressed this on other posts, but I’m a daily freemium player, and have been grinding away since day one of this event (got the update early on the first day), and I’m still behind the blueprint calendar by about a day. I missed about half a day over the weekend so I could have a life, but I’ve been home sick for the last 3, and I still can’t catch up. I’ve read all these articles, and I’m not sure what I’m missing … I’m not going to buy a dumping permit, and am missing a few of the premium characters who would help expedite things (jesse, uter), but I’m not seeing the increase in blueprint earnings I was expecting over time. I honestly spend an unhealthy amount of time on the game 😉 and it seems unreasonable to expect people to be on 24/7 in order to reach these goals. Oh well. Fortunately, I don’t really care about ray patterson that much.

  13. Brittany Brothers

    Um..not sure where to post this but woke up and the Plastics Depot was now available with rail against the machine quest starting in my game?? Was that supposed to happen?

    • Same here. Am doing the 2hr plastics now

      • Same here. Plastics Depot showed up last night. Looked for a post to give me info/direction, but found none. Checking today I see your comments, which verifies my sanity. Lol tyvm. So, I am making both plastics and metal. Just following the storyline that I didn’t think would start til Act 1 was over.
        Also, last night, out of nowhere, I was awarded Dubya Spuckler. Which is super cool, because Brandine still had 60+ days of gestation. I figured that she would now be free to collect metal. But, no. She’s still preggers… with who …or what? There are only 3 characters in the Spuckler Brood. What will she be birthing on her due date? Alien baby?👽Invisible baby? Confusion sets in. I really just want her freed up so she can go work at the Recycling Sweat Shop. Has anyone else experienced this? Please advise. 🍰

  14. Omg. Only started today!!! Don’t think there’ll be enough time for me to finish! T.T

  15. Wow, been playing daily forever and update was only forced yesterday, have just under 5 days to finish act 1. I guess it’s impossible.

    • Same with me! 🙁 I had no idea about the new update until it was too late. I doubt ill finish. Im trying to glued to the game and see if can make some headway.

    • Same here.. A little unfair 🙁 I’m playing daily yet the update didn’t come till the 17th..

      • It is up to you to control those updates. If you turn them off to extend the final days of one Event… make sure you turn auto update back on or you may miss something if you don’t pay attention.

      • Actually reply to bunny, dont know why there is no reply button.

        I have auto updates on, always have. Never turned them off, so this is completely EA fault.

        • In fairness (and I know this will come back to bite me because I’ll have people tell me i’m defending EA again or that I work for them or blah blah), it’s not EA’s fault. They don’t control your app store. It’s the app market’s fault, so I would contact your app market (google, ios or kindle) and tell them your apps aren’t updating with auto update.

      • Other games/apps seem to be updating fine. Still it’s EA’s fault. Having game that requires you to be online to play, but no notifaction of new update or anything, just hoping people will get auto-updates within 2 days of start of event, so they’ll be alright.

        And sorry, but anyone defending EA for this is a huge EA fan, when it’s clearly their bad planning/coding.

        • It’s not about defending EA. It’s about personal responsibility. If you’re not happy, stop playing. I have some apps where auto updates are turned on and others are turned off, and sometimes they turn off or on without me doing anything. It’s like saying you forgot to check to see if you had milk, and when you went to use it realized you didn’t…that’s on you not your fridge or the milk manufacturer for not reminding you there’s no milk.

        • There seem to be a lot of people having this problem of not getting updated. It seems like there have been times when I log in and it says I cannot play without updating. Is that coming from the app store telling me to update or is that the app itself? If the app can tell me I need to update then why doesn’t EA put that in at the start of every event? I don’t know all that goes on when we log into the game but I would think that since we are logging on to a server it would be able to tell us that an important and time sensitive update is needed.

          By the way, I’m at over 73k now so I should get act 1 finished in time. I’ve maxed out today so no more project turn-ins. And I started Sunday. 🙂

          • There usually is a force update…which I believe it’s what’s happening now. EA’s stretched it out some as there are people who prefer to wait to update and play their game as is to avoid some of the crashing/bugs that happen when an update first hits. Usually Event removals the forced update hits much sooner.

        • Or you could just subscribe to this site’s Facebook page (so you’ll get notifications about new articles, which will tell you very quickly when something new had happened, just by reading the headlines). Or you could check your app store for updates every night, like I do (easy to do if you’re on an iPad and, I would guess, an iPhone. Or you could visit this site (or one of the other TSTO sites out there) each day to see what’s new.

          Or you could just come here and complain about something that no-one here can fix and that really doesn’t have to be a really big deal if you were willing to spend a few seconds each day doing any of the suggestions above.

          Which option seems the most effective one to you?

  16. Unfortunately for me my app didn’t update right away so I am several days behind. I am able to do the metal about every hour throughout the day, when I’m not sleeping of course. 🙂 I have about 28k bps so it looks like I am not going to get the last couple prizes for this act. Disappointing considering I’ve been able to finish the last several events no problem.

  17. So very disappointed. I play daily, but this update didn’t get pushed to me until yesterday. There’s absolutely no way I’ll make it. Anyone else with this issue? I contacted EA and they were no help 🙁

    • Don’t you check your app store for updates? Honestly, it’s not really EA’s fault if you don’t check your device for updates. Whenever apps release updates they go into the app store and into a list of updates. If you don’t check your updates regularly, or have auto updates on, that’s on you. You could be a couple of versions behind on different apps. Best thing to do is turn on Auto Updates so you don’t miss them.

  18. Ack! I started this event FIVE days late (on vacation when update hit) and have been desperately trying to catch up since Saturday night. I just hit the project blueprint cap, but am still quite behind due to 5 lost days of neighbor visits, project bonuses, and possums. I tried to do the math and it looks like I will come up 4K short– then I saw people mention the day 5 daily visit reward– so maybe just maybe I will make it after all!!

  19. I’m currently at 49000 with friends to tap in an hour. Think I’ll catch up??? I’m a freemium completist when it comes to events and I’m a little concerned with this one 😁.

  20. melissa thibault

    I have the glitch saying sebastian cobb is tired, come back tomorrow. who can I contact to correct this as I am worried I will not be able to finish this act. I only handed in 4 sets of resources today and its already saying this.

  21. Excellent News – thanks to odd sleep patterns I am currently (7:00 am local time) at 54,000 – and I still have almost a full day o’ possum tapping and both ways of friend visits.
    And tomorrow, I will pass 65,000 with just my daily task, bonus and my Day 5 Mystery Box – putting me one full day ahead of Bunny’s Calendar. And no donuts were harmed in the process.

  22. Two queries….

    I seem to have a ‘nice’ glitch 😄 I think it has happened twice now that I have logged on & collected my Day 5 Daily Visit Reward. As soon as I have collected my 5000 blueprints it immediately gives me the Day 1 Reward as well! So getting the 5000 blueprints every 4 days 👍👍👍 Don’t want it to stop but I’m just curious if anyone else is experiencing the same?

    And some how I have 17 separate Track Pieces instead of 16 (3 TP + 3 TP + 5 TP + 5TP = 16TP). Did I miss an extra reward or something? Not that I’m complaining as I’m sure I will be moaning down the line that I never have enough TP 😊


  23. I feel like while it might be a good idea to have a cap and increase the bonus currency track each time when there are bonuts available, when it’s just for monorail track pieces why are they doing it?

  24. Thank you for the Part Ome Event Calendar ! 🙂
    No Thanks to EA (Network issues means I’m a Day behind)!

  25. Good news – I’ve finally caught up to the calendar!

    Bad news – I did it by steadily tapping all day long (which I won’t be able to sustain) and by getting my 5,000 Mystery Box bonus (which won’t happen again for another several days).

    Good news (kinehora) – I haven’t yet hit a cap, probably because I’ve been so behind up until now. Hopefully, it won’t hit tomorrow, the one other day I may have a chance to continue to play relatively steadily.

    Ooops – forgot to check whether it’s time to tap the possum (sounds like I have to go to the bathroom or something, lol!)…be back in a bit!

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