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.


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!



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

  1. I have the monorail tunnel to get into SH. How do I get another one to have the train leave SH?


  2. Hi, I tried to browse comments backwards to find an answer for this, but I couldn’t find any, and I see that other people have the same problem..
    I followed the questline until “Place the Dilapidated Rail Yard- FREE”. There’s no quest for that, and I can’t find the Rail Yard anywhere. I’m already lvl 33, so it’s not that. Is there a solution for this, or is it a new bug, that needs to be reported? Please help, I’m desperate to get my monorail :/


  3. Hi all, I can’t see an answer from looking, and wondered whether we can make extra station peices? I got all the stations first time round and now both tunnels, but now want to expand my mall-o-rail and can only find a few bits in my inventory. I can remember getting these with blueprints back then. Thanks to all at addicts – I love your work!


  4. I’m wondering, is there a “cap” on track pieces and stations ? This feels never ending haha. how many stations are there as of now? I’m coming up on the second tunnel piece as of now!(:



    • It does go on forever. My monorail now takes about 8.5 minutes to complete the entire cycle…and I have hundreds of pieces in storage. I mostly just complete it every week now for the “bonuts.”


  5. I have more than 200 curved track pieces in my storage box and am getting more each week. Is there anything I can do with extra track?


  6. Hello I just have three stations, any idea how to get another?


  7. is there a reason I have not be able to continue the quest as finishing ‘Same As It Ever Was’? I’ve run Gil out of town and then nothing.


    • Same I finished Part 5 and then nothing. There’s just nothing for about 2 months now. I’m not getting the next quest or the dilapidated rail yard, it just stopped


  8. I hate the “surprise” rails they give! I have a ton of the half circles but rarely any straight tracks, I feel like just giving up on the whole monorail thing, it’s just too frustrating.


  9. How do I connect the monorail from SH to Springfield?? It’s one piece off no matter how I arrange it? Frustrating lol


  10. I have the monorail tunnel into Springfield Heights, but when do I get the tunnel back into Springfield?


  11. Just how do you put together or assemble the four station pieces and where do you put them?


  12. I got the 2 tunnel tracks… one for in and one for out… I managed to get the entire tracks around SH and through Springfield, and added the ‘mall o rail’ station in SH… my question is there are 2 parts of my track loop that WILL NOT connect in regular Springfield.. I have moved every track around, no small straight, no large straight, even the terminals.. I can’t for the life of me connect these 2 ends so my monorail goes to a certain spot and stops. Is there a trick for connecting? Or is it because the tunnel track is slightly off? (I’ve seen posts about that).. just wondering if I am missing sometthing


  13. We need junction pieces to go from one side of the mountain to the other


  14. I’m collecting the tasks but it when it said my next prize was the tunnel it gave me a station expanse? Where is my tunnel?


  15. Hello. I am just wondering if you guys have any tips on how to assemble my monorail with all the u locked extensions. I can’t quite get the stairs to look right. Cheers.


  16. Anyone know why today my prize track after the reset show on the prizes with tha bonuts? Where’s my second tunnel and my tetanus and mall o rail stations? They will be out every week for 4 weeks via rail yard prizes but there’s no trace in my game? What happens?


  17. Got Cobb but no Rail Yard? I didn’t get the Rail Yard the first Monorail go-around. I figured this time by the graphic that I would get Cobb and the Rail Yard at 70,000 blueprints. Bugged or intentional? Thanks!


  18. Tunnel showed up as a reward but now it’s gone and I see no way to actually build it. I must have sailed past the requirements but now I can only build track pieces.


  19. At what point do I get the tunnel?


  20. First time monorail builder here. So it only took me 2 days to get the tunnel. Is it normally this easy to finish the weekly monorail quest?


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