Monorail Event 2015 for Dummies – Event Guide (Contains Unreleased Content Info)

Finally, after tons of speculation dating back to the game’s early days, the grand Monorail has landed in our world’s. One of the shows most iconic, critically acclaimed episodes has become a virtual realty in the form of Tapped Out’s newest event. The ending result will be a permanently playable Monorail in every Springfield that participates which just that new addition has also brought new massive changes to the mechanics of the game and building options. EA has gone all out for this event and has combined not only the hugely popular episode  Marge vs the Monorail but also a number of other favorited ones such as Trash of the Titans. The Old Man and Lisa and Lisa the Tree Hugger and the end result is a monumental event filled with trash, trains, tree loving vegans and a tripped out hippie.

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Although most of the needed info to get the event cruising down the rails has already been provided, however you know me, I prefer to write an Overview which emcompasess as much of an update all in one post for a number of reasons but mainly just to give you all a one-stop reference guide should you need it. And without any further ado, let’s get started.

Monorail Release Info

The Monorail Event of 2015 is the 16th major event to come to the game and the 7th event not inspired by a holiday. The non-holiday major events include:

  • Whacking Day
  • Stonecutters
  • Clash of Clones
  • Superheroes
  • Terwilligers
  • Tap Ball

Release Date: August 11, 2015

Version: 4.16.4

Size:

  • Android – 44 M
  • iOS – 74.5 MB

Icon:

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Splash Screen:

Monorail_SplashscreenWhat’s New:

 "There's nothing on earth
Like a genuine, bona fide
Electrified, six-car MONORAIL!!!
Springfield is getting a Monorail… again! And this time it might 
even work!
Lay down the tracks and take your citizens and visitors on the scenic, marginally elevated route through your city. With so many building options available, your Monorail will be as unique as your imagination, or at least your Springfield, so don’t wait for the proper building permits to start building in our new update!"

Summary:

The basic premise of the Monorail event is for Springfield’s citizens to collect trash which in turn will be recycled as junk, metal, plastic and glass in return for Blueprints, Duct Tape and Bells and Whistles in order to obtain 30 Personal Prizes. In the process of collecting and recycling garbage, players will be awarded pieces of 4 kinds of Monorail tracking so that they can build the Monorail of their dreams.

New placement coding and alterations in the game files now allow for Monorail tracks to be placed almost anywhere as well as changes to the Move and Build Menu’s to provide players with a hassle-free track building experience.


Monorail Event Dates

As with all recent events, the Monorail is divided into 3 parts or Acts all set to activate on different days and times:

  • Act 1:  August 11 – August 23
  • Act 2:  August 23 – September 4
  • Act 3:  September 4 – September 15

Scheduled End Date: September 15, 2015

Quest Activation Dates: The event’s main quest is also split into segments all scheduled to activate at certain times. The quest will activate upon first login of the day on which it is scheduled to continue. All quest release times are listed as 8:00 am GMT.

  • First Quest-Chain: August 11
  • Second Quest-Chain: August 19
  • Third Quest-Chain: August 30

Additional Release Dates: There are approximately 20 separate releases planned throughout the length of the event which will bring new items to the store for a limited time as well as a few returning items. These timed releases are called  Monorail Merchandizing releases in the game’s files.

Note: The following release schedule contains info pertaining to unreleased content AKA Spoilers. If you do not wish to know in advance what will come please do not continue reading.

Merchandizing Dates:

Consumable(s)

Dumping Permit

Dumping Permit

  • Available: August 11 – August 23 for 90 Donuts
  • Available: August 23 – September 3 for 60 Donuts
  • Available: September 3 – September 10 for 30 Donuts

Garbage Pile 

Available: August 11 – September 15


Recycling Bin

Available: August 11 – September 15


Brandine Spuckler (Returning)

Available: August 16 – August 23


Jesse Grass

Available: August 16 – September 15


Little Lisa’s Recycling Plant

Available: August 16 – September 15


Self-Reliant House

Available: September 10 – September 15


Mapple Store (Returning)

Available: September 3 – September 10


Monorail Cafe

Available: September 10 – September 15


Garbage Truck

Available: August 23 – September 3


Golf Course

Available: August 23 – September 3


Mechanical Ants (4 items)

Available: September 3 – September 15


Krusty’s Drive-Thru Station

Available: August 11 – August 28

*Purchase of this station will also yield additional track pieces


Krusty’s Drive-Thru Station Accesories Release

Available: August 16 – August 28


Recycled Castle Accessories Release (Returning)

Available: August 23 – September 3


Spruce Caboose (Returning)

Available: August 28 – September 3


I Choo-Choose You Train (Returning)

Available: September 10 – September 15



Monorail Event Characters

Lyle Lanley

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Cost: Non-playable character

The series original con man returns to our virtual world’s to not only offer the citizens of Springfield a bogus deal for the second time but actually convinces Mayor Quimby to accept it again.


Ray Patterson

Ray Patterson

 Cost: 89,350  indicator_mono15_blueprints (10th Prize of Act 1)

Unlock Image:

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Character Set: Titans of Trash

Springfield’s most elected Sanitation Commissioner, having been elected to the position 16 years in a row returns to avenge his ouster by Homer. Ray is one of Springfield’s most “normal” characters in that he is highly committed to his work and very hard working unlike many of the show’s working stiffs.


Jesse Grass

Jesse Grass

Cost: 100 Donuts

Unlock Image:

Jesse Grass Unlock Image

Character SetTitans of Trash

One of the youngest, yet most extreme “green” activists in Springfield, Jesse Grass arrives to protest all things meat and catches the eye and  heart of Lisa. The level 5 vegan refuses to eat anything that casts a shadow and is the teenage leader of the environmental protest group Dirt First.


Hippie

Hippie

Cost: 132,700 indicator_mono15_ducttape (10th Prize of Act 2 along with Uriah’s Heap Recycling Center)

Unlock Image:

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Character Set: Titans of Trash

In keeping the recycling theme and spirit of the event, the obscure owner of Uriah’s Heap Recycling Center has arrived along with his business. Hopefully this time this hippie won’t short change Skinner and the children of Springfield. Cheapskate!


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Sebastian Cobb

Sebastian Cobb

Cost: 154,550 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles (10th Prize of Act 3 along with the Rail Yard)

Unlock Image:

Sebastian Cobb Unlock Image

Character Set: Monorail

The scientist hired personally by Lyle Lanley to build the North Haverbrook Monorail using shoddy materials against his better judgement, Sebastian Cobb returns to help your citizens construct the best Monorail ever.


Monorail Character Skin(s)

Conductor Homer

Conductor Homer

Cost: FREE – Awarded after completing A Rail of One City Pt. 5

Unlock Image:

Character Set: Monorail


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Monorail Event Returning Characters

Brandine Spuckler

Cost: 100Donuts

Unlock Image:

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Character Set: Oddballs

Note: Returning item from the Valentine’s Day 2014, Valentine’s Day 2015 and Terwilligers Events.


Spuckler Kids

Cost: FREE – All Spuckler kids are unlocked with Brandine’s “Birth Another Spuckler” 90-day task.

Birthday Spuckler

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Unlock Image:


Dubya Spuckler

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Unlock Image:


Whitney Spuckler

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Unlock Image:


Spuckler Brood

Spuckler Brood Character Set



Monorail Event Buildings

Springfield Dump

Springfield Dump

Cost: FREE – Unlocked by beginning A Rail of One City Pt. 1

Task: Collect Junk

Junk

Level 1 (0-499 junk collected): Springfield Dump
Level 2 (500-999 junk collected): Springfield Dump Level 2
Level 3 (1000-1499 junk collected): Springfield Dump Level 3
Level 4 (1500-2000 junk collected): Springfield Dump Level 4


Metal Depot

Metal Depot

Cost: FREE – Unlocked by beginning A Rail of One CIty Pt. 7

Task: Recycle Metal

Metal


Plastic Depot

Plastic Depot

Cost: FREE – Unlocked by beginning Rail Against The Machine Pt. 2

Task: Recycle Plastic

Plastic


Glass Depot

Glass Depot

Cost: FREE – Unlocked by beginning One Track Mind Pt. 2

Task: Recycle Glass

Glass


Monorail Station

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Cost: 3,000 indicator_mono15_blueprints (Act 1, Prize 1 – Unlocks with 3 track pieces)

Task: Spawning Possums: 8 + (N.of Tracks/12)

Bitey


Uriah’s Heap Recycling Center

Uriah's Heap Recycling Center

Cost: 132,700 indicator_mono15_ducttape (Act 2, Prize 10 – Unlocks Hippie)

Action Message: “Giving Unwanted Life Advice”


Krusty’s Drive-Thru Station

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Cost: 150Donuts

Task: Spawning Possums: 8 + (N.of Tracks/12)

Bitey

Note: Purchasing this item also yields:

  • 4 Straight Track Pieces
  • 2 Curved Track Pieces
  • 2 Short Track Piece
  • 2 S Curve Piece.

Available till August 2


Mall-O-Rail Station

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Cost: 5,200 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles (Act 3, Prize 1)

Task: Spawning Possums: 8 + (N.of Tracks/12)

Bitey


Little Lisa’s Recycling Plant

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Cost: 200 Donuts

Task: Aggressively Recycling Sea Life

Note: This item can only be placed having half of the building on the grass/beach and half in the water.


Self-Reliant House

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Cost: 35 Donuts

Task: Snubbing the Energy Grid

Note: This item can only be placed having half of the building on the grass/beach and half in the water.


Rail Yard

Rail Yard

Cost: 154,550 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles (Act 3, Prize 10 – Unlocks Sebastian Cobb)

Task: Make Monorail Track Pieces

Note: This building will bring up a menu when tapped to allow players to build track pieces.


Tetanus Terminal

Tetanus Terminal

Cost: 4450 indicator_mono15_ducttape (Act 2, Prize 1)

Task: Spawning Possums: 8 + (N.of Tracks/12)

Bitey


Monorail Cafe

Monorail Cafe

Cost: 60 Donuts

Task: “Training Waiters and Waiting for Trains”

Note: Item will be available September 10 – September 15 only.


Monorail Event Returning Item(s)

Mapple Store

Mapple Store

Cost: 90 Donuts

Task: “Putting Ms in Front of Product Names”

Note: This item was rumored to never make a return to the game. It will be allowed to be placed on the Squidport and boost Consumerism by 10 points.

Available from September 3 – September 10 only

Note: Returning item from the Christmas/Winter 2012 Event



Monorail Event Decorations

Project Board

Project Board

Cost: FREE  – Unlocked by reaching A Rail of One City Pt. 6

Reward: 10 points to Obedience

Note: This is where players exchange their collected junk, metal, glass, and plastic in return for Blueprints, Duct Tape and Bells and Whistles.


Garbage Pile

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Cost: Cash500

Reward: 5 points to Obedience


Garbage Truck

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Cost: 35 Donuts

Reward: 

  • 0.5% bonus money and XP
  • 20 points to Obedience

Note: Available from August 23 – September 3 only


Recycling Bin

Recycling Bin

Cost: Cash1,000

Reward: 5 points to Vanity


Golf Course

golfcourse

Cost: 100 Donuts

Reward: 

  • 1.5% bonus money and XP
  • 20 points to Vanity

Note: Available from August 23 – September 3 only


Mechanical Ants (4 Items)

Cost: 60 Donuts EACH – Sold separately

Reward: 

  • 0.75% bonus money and XP
  • 10 points to Obedience

Note: Ants will be available from September 3 – September 15 only


Monorail Track & Station Accessories (Decorations)

Straight Track Piece

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Unlock: Act 1 Prizes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 / Act 2 Prizes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 / Act 3 Prizes 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9 / Rail Yard Possible Day 1, 2, 3 , 4 and 5 Prize / Will be rewarded for exchanging trash throughout the event.

Short Track Piece

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Unlock: Act 1 Prizes 5, 7 and 9 / Act 2 Prizes 9 / Act 3 Prizes 5 and 7 / Rail Yard Possible Day 2, 3, 4 and 5 Prize / Will be rewarded for exchanging trash throughout the event.

Curved Track Piece

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Unlock: Act 1 Prizes 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 / Act 2 Prizes 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 / Act 3 Prizes 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 / Rail Yard Possible Day 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Prize / Will be rewarded for exchanging trash throughout the event. 

S-Curve Piece

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Unlock: Act 2 Prizes 5 and 7 / Act 3 Prizes 5 and 9 / Rail Yard Possible Day 3, 4 and 5 Prize / Will be rewarded for exchanging trash throughout the event.

Cost: All track pieces can only be won as Act Prizes, Daily Rewards, Rail Yard

Reward: 1 point to Obedience

Note: Track pieces can be placed on Beach | Grass | Pavement | Road | Sidewalk | River

They can also be rotated 360 degrees.



Monorail Station Add-Ons

Station Awning

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Unlock/Cost:

  • 24,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 4
  • 43,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 6

Station Extension

standardstationmodule2sw

Unlock/Cost:

  • 43,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 6
  • 63,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 8

Station Stairs

standardstationmodule3

Unlock/Cost: 

  • 24,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 4
  • 63,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 8

Station Platform

standardstationextension

Unlock/Cost:

  • 24,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 4
  • 43,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 6
  • 63,850 indicator_mono15_blueprints – Act 1, Prize 8


Tetanus Terminal Add-Ons

Terminal Awning

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Unlock/Cost: 

  • 36,850 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 4
  • 65,100indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 6

Terminal Extension

tetanusterminalmodule2se

Unlock/Cost: 

  • 65,100 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 6
  • 94,800 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 8

Terminal Stairs

tetanusterminalmodule3

Unlock/Cost: 

  • 36,850 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 4
  • 94,800 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 8

Terminal Platform

tetanusterminalextension

Unlock/Cost: 

  • 36,850 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 4
  • 65,100 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 6
  • 94,800 indicator_mono15_ducttape – Act 2, Prize 8

Mall-O-Rail Station Add-Ons

Mall-O-Rail Awning

mallorailmodule1se

Unlock/Cost:

  • 42,950 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 4
  • 75,850 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 6

Mall-O-Rail Extension

mallorailmodule2se

Unlock/Cost:

  • 75,850 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 6
  • 110,450 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 8

Mall-O-Rail Stairs

mallorailmodule3

Unlock/Cost:

  • 42,950 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 4
  • 110,450 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 8

Mall-O-Rail Platform

mallorailstationextension

Unlock/Cost:

  • 42,950 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 4
  • 75,850 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 6
  • 110,450 indicator_mono15_bellswhistles – Act 3, Prize 8

Krusty’s Drive-Thru Station Add-Ons (Available August 16 – August 28)

Drive-Thru Awning

krustystationmodule1se

Unlock/Cost: 25 Donuts

Drive-Thru Extension

krustystationmodule2se

Unlock/Cost:: 25 Donuts

Drive-Thru Stairs

krustystationmodule3

Unlock/Cost:: 50 Donuts

Drive-Thru Platform

krustystationextension

Unlock/Cost: 10 Donuts


Monorail Event Returning Decorations (Available August 23 – September 3)

Recycled Tower

Recycled Tower

Cost: 20 Donuts

Recycled Wall

Recycled Wall

Cost: Donuts

Note: Returning item from the Clash of Clones 2014 Event


Spruce Caboose (Available August 23 – September 3)

Spruce Caboose

Cost: 85 Donuts

Note: Returning item from the Christmas/Winter 2014 Event


I Choo-Choo-Choose You Train (Available September 10 – September 15)

I Choo-Choose You Train

Cost: 50 Donuts

Note: Returning item from Valentine’s 2013, 2014 and 2015 events.



Projects Board Daily Caps

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Prize Tracks

Act 1

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Act 2

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Act 3

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Depot Jobs

Springfield Dump (1st Quest Chain)

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Metal Depot (1st Quest Chain)

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Plastic Depot (2nd Quest Chain)

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Glass Depot (3rd Quest Chain)

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Rail Yard Prizes

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That concludes the basic overview for the event and its content. As always LetsplaynintendoITA has been extremely hard at work providing all of you with the event specifics and we will continue to cover everything for the length of the event. Hope this helps.

Mike S

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29 thoughts on “Monorail Event 2015 for Dummies – Event Guide (Contains Unreleased Content Info)

  1. I had to take a break from the Simpsons during the monorail event and didn’t get the rail yard – I did got the dump/recycling stations and two monorail terminals and approximately 10 tracks. Is there any way for me to make/get more tracks now that the event is over? Thanks for any advice.

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  2. Is there anything I can spend the recycled glass bottles on other than the project board? I came in late on the event and am at 78,000 bells and whistles after 3 days and have been playing practically non stop. Any tips on getting the rail stop before this ends?

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    • Trash, cans, plastic and glass can only be spent on the projects.
      Place as many tracks as you can to maximise the possum spawning. Tap possums every 4h.
      Visit friends and clean your buildings.

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  3. I think there’s an error on your table for the Project Board caps. According to your table, I should be able to collect 30,000 blueprints? I’ve already completed the tasks, and I may have gotten about 3,000 (I didn’t get an exact count, but it was nowhere close to today’s cap).

    30,000 blueprints today, combined with 37,500 tomorrow would seemingly finish out (or get me very close to) the personal prize set for this act.

    You guys may want to go back and re-evaluate those numbers because something is very misleading.

    Either way, I definitely appreciate all this. I came over from Tips (it’s been two years and that site is long since dead, so I don’t think it’s a “dirty word” anymore; lol!), after that whole debacle, and the crew gathered here has kicked some serious tail. THANKS!!

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  4. Wanted to point out that the Krusty station gives you another monorail train if the tracks are kept separate. All other towns i visit join the 2 stations on the same track, which only gives you one train. Hopefully the other stations work the same, can get 4 trains in your town.

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  5. How does the rail yard track pieces work? Do I have to turn in those? Or, is it that we can earn only one of each? Thanks. 🙂 Great site/

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      • As we only get the Rail Yard right towards the end of the event, this appears to indicate that the 5 day Rail Yard prizes are a permanent fixture. So we can effectively earn as much track as we like (+ the 5 donuts), so long as we win the Rail Yard. Any idea if this is the case? Cheers

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  6. How is all this new items event going to effect the limit of items you can have in your town? Has it been raised from the 4500 limit yet? With the Heights making you get more items for real estate to win more prizes and now all these tracks and buildings from the Monorail and making me a bit concern about freezing my game up… Hope someone can answer this soon… Thx

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  7. I think there should have a zoo event where u got walls and different trees and u could win animals that would b awesome

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  8. It’s good that they’re going 2 add more ways 2 get tracks in act 3 but it will b a big stretch 2 get the rail yard as school in the UK starts back soon

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  9. Wow – totally amazing. Thanks guys. Just a bit gutted I’m going to be away for most of the third act and won’t be able to get the final prize (unless I spend the donuts).

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