Everything You Need To Know About the Monorail

This post is meant to be an overview for new players when the unlock the Monorail.  It’ll give you the quick ins and outs, and how to of the Monorail.  For more posts and details check out these links:

All Posts About the Monorail
Monorail Event Page, links to every post written about the 2015 Monorail Event

Before I get into the details of the Monorail, let me first say as of this moment on July 26th, 2016…there is a BUG/GLITCH going around with this little update.  For some of you you are unable to use your Springfield Dump to collect junk.  This is going around, although not everyone is impacted many of you are.  Best thing I can tell you to do at this point is contact EA.

Oh and for the older players…before you freak out about the donuts missing from the Rail Yard…let’s wait and see what happens in the coming weeks.  Don’t run around like chicken little…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So the Superheroes Sequel update brought something many of you have been requesting back to Springfield…a genuine bona-fide electrified six-car monorail!  That’s right now EVERYONE has a chance to get the famous Springfield Monorail in their pocket sized Springfields!

So here’s the deal, this post is really for those of you who missed the Monorail Event or played the event but never got the Rail Yard.  Those of you tappin’ pros who’ve had the Rail Yard for awhile now this isn’t the post for you.  You already know how the Rail Yard works..and most likely you’ve got an extensive track collection in your town already.  So for those of you whom already have your Rail Yard and tracks, consider this your “down time” in TSTO.  Spend it reorganizing your town and working on your Rail Yard tasks to earn the Tunnel.  And just hang on tight until the next big thing hits us…

For those of you who are new to TSTO, or those who just don’t have the Monorail yet…let’s break it all down for you.

Monorail

Let’s start with a couple of the most important questions…..

How Do I See the Monorail Tasks?  It’s Not Showing In my Game! 

The Monorail tasks won’t trigger until you’ve reached level 20 (or higher) in TSTO.  So if you’re not seeing it yet check that XP meter it’s possible you’re just not there yet.

For those of you who have reached level 20, try a hard close and restart of TSTO. You can even try uninstalling and reinstalling.

How Long Do I Have to Complete This?

From what I can tell this is a PERMANENT addition to the game.  Meaning there is no rush to complete it…and everyone will get it eventually.  So if you’re only on level 10 right now, don’t worry this will be waiting for you when you reach Level 20.

Now, let’s take a look at the questline that pops up for you once you’ve reached Level 20:

A Rail of One City Pt. 1

Homer: This town is filthy!  We built all these dumpsters and garbage cans but no way to empty them.
Apu: I used to lure in customers with the smell of hot dogs. But the stench of week-old decaying meat…it just can’t compete with the smell of all this trash.
Cletus: I used to be able to find my house on account of all the trash piled up in front of it.  But now that’s every house.  I got no idea which one is mine.  I’ve been wandering around on the streets for weeks.
Homer: We all have, Cletus.
Lisa: We need to build the town dump.
Homer: Good idea, sweetie.  Is there room right next to Flander’s house?
Build Springfield Dump- Free

 

A Rail of One City Pt. 2
Homer starts

Make Homer Pick Up Trash- 30s.  Earns $3, 1xp

At this point Lyle Lanley pops into Springfield (literly poofs in…)

A Rail of One City Pt. 3
Lyle starts

Make Lyle Lanley Put on a Musical Extravaganza- 30s.  Earns $3, 1xp
Make Springfielders Join in the Musical Extravaganza- x3. 30s, Earns $3, 1xp
Make Homer Pickup Trash- 30s, Earns $3, 1xp

A Rail of One City Pt. 4
Homer starts

Make Springfielders Raise Money for the Monorail- x3. 30s, Earns $3, 1xp
Make Homer Pickup Trash-
30s, Earns $3, 1xp

Same as it Ever Was
Lyle starts

Note: Lyle will disappear after the dialogue for this part…again *poof* 

Make Springfielders Run Gil Out of Town- x3.  30s, Earns $3, 1xp
Make Homer Pickup Trash- 30s, Earns $3, 1xp

A Rail of One City Pt. 5
Homer starts

Gather Junk Around Springfield- x150. Using the Dump send Characters on 30s tasks to Gather Junk.  Can send: Lisa, Milhouse, Ned, Quimby, Cletus, Willie, Uter, Brandine, Dewey Largo (Premiums earn 75/30s, Freemiums 50/30s)
Make Homer Not Have to Pick Up Trash- 30s, Earns $3, 1xp

A Rail of One City Pt. 6
Lisa starts

Place the Dilapidated Rail Yard- FREE
Gather Junk Around Springfield- x500
Trade in Blueprints Until you Unlock the Metal Depot- x20

A Rail of One City Pt. 7
Lisa starts

Recycle Junk at the Metal Depot- x50
Trade in Blueprints Until you Unlock the Plastic Depot- 1,520 

A Rail of One City Pt. 8
Homer starts

Recycle Junk at the Plastic Depot- x50
Trade in Blueprints Until You Unlock the Glass Depot- x5,000 

A Rail of One City Pt. 9
Homer starts

Recycle Junk at the Glass Factory- x50
Trade in Blueprints Until you Unlock the Monorail Station- x12,000

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So here’s the deal…you’ll need to Gather Trash, Metal, Plastic and Glass and use those items to hand in projects at the Rail Yard.  From the Rail Yard you’ll get Blue Prints.  Those Blueprints will equate to you unlocking different prizes for the Monorail.

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Here’s a look at what you unlock and when:

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metaldepot_menuMetal Depot- 20 Blueprints

plasticdepot_menuPlastic Depot- 1,520 Blueprints

glassdepot_menuGlass Depot- 5,000 Blueprints

standardstation_menuMonorail Station- 12,000 Blueprints

trackstraight4x2_menu trackstraight2x2_menu trackscurvese_menu trackcurvese_menu5 Track Pieces- 17,000 Blueprints Varies as to which ones you’ll get

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight2x2_menutrackscurvese_menutrackcurvese_menu5 Track Pieces- 22,000 Blueprints Varies as to which ones you’ll get

standardstationmodule2se_menu standardstationmodule1se_menu standardstationmodule3_menu standardstationextension_menu4 Station Pieces- 30,000 Blueprints

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight2x2_menutrackscurvese_menutrackcurvese_menu10 Track Pieces- 38,000 Blueprints Varies as to which ones you’ll get

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight2x2_menutrackscurvese_menutrackcurvese_menu10 Track Pieces- 46,000 Blueprints Varies as to which ones you’ll get

standardstationmodule2se_menu standardstationmodule1se_menu standardstationmodule3_menu standardstationextension_menu4 Station Pieces- 55,000 Blueprints

railyard_menu unlock_sebastiancobbRail Yard and Sebastian Cobb- 70,000 Blueprints

Once you’ve completed this prize track you’ll move onto the weekly Rail Yard prize track, where once a week you can earn tracks, donuts and other prizes…

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And the weekly works just like you’ve been doing….collect the materials to hand in at the Rail Yard to follow that prize track.

So How Does it All Work?  How Do I Collect the Items? How do I hand them in? 

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Well the beauty of this for you is we’ve got LOADS of posts about the Dump, Metal, Plastic and Glass Depots..as well as posts about the Rail Yard.  If you can think of it…we’ve most likely already answered it.  Here’s a look at the posts we’ve made on the subject:

Springfield Dump
Metal Depot
Plastic Depot
Glass Depot

And here’s the rundown on the Rail Yard itself..

Basically you collect Trash, Metal, Plastic and Glass and turn those into the Rail Yard to collect Blueprints. As you can see from the image above it’s requiring Trash for everything.  So collect 750 Trash and hand it in to earn 18 Blueprints.

Those blueprints get you closer to the prizes!

Quick Tip: DO NOT Build Monorail Tracks in/over water.  9 times out of 10 this will cause your game to crash.  So avoid the water with the tracks.

And that’s it my friends…everything you need to know about the Monorail!  How to get it and earn more tracks to build the ultimate Monorail in Springfield!

What are your thoughts on the Monorail coming back?  Were you excited to see it return?  Did you miss out last time?  Ready to build the ultimate Monorail?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

 

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190 responses to “Everything You Need To Know About the Monorail

  1. Anyone else notice that there’s no weekly cap anymore??

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  2. Super Mega Bigtime D’oh!

    I’m wrapping up the Homerpalooza Event and I was dumping lawyers in a friend’s town when I saw the Monorail tunnel. I thought “What?! When did that happen? I don’t have that!” I had heard that it was going to happen, but then I don’t remember anything about it after that. I did some research and found it involved the Springfield Dump. I knew I had that, so I scrolled around mySpringfield what seemed like forever and finally found it. I had maxed out collecting all the recyclables, etc. but never handed them in for track pieces. I vaguely remembered that I had wanted to try to start over when the week reset on Tues early AM (West Coast,) but it seemed like there were continuous events after that and I never got a chance to work on the Rail Yard. Then I kinda just forgot about it. So, I’ve handed in my recycling and I will be focusing more on the Monorail and getting those tunnels. mySpringfield is a mess and I need to redesign/rebuild, but hopefully at some point myMonorail will be a crown jewel, traversing mySpringfield like a good mass transit system should…

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