What Changed with the Monorail Takedown Updates? (September 15th, 16th and 23rd)

A messy update has brought us to the end of the Monorail Event. And a new update was issued on 16th (Android and Kindle) and 23rd (iOs) in the app store too. As most of you know by now, every update not only brings new content but also changes to many other aspects of the game. From prices to appearance, task lengths to requirements, any part of the game is subject to change and many changes affect every player. Follow us right after the jump for the list of all of the changes.
Other Springfield Heights updates: Tap Ball Takedown (July 21st) – Springfield Heights (July 22nd and 24th) – v4.16.2 (July 29th) – Ice Cream Homer (July 30th Update 1 and 2) – Level 56 (August 6th)Level 58 (September 17th)
Monorail updates: Monorail (August 11th Update 1 and 2)Muscular Marge and Monorail Patch 1 (August 26th and 27th)
Monorail Patch 2 (September 8th)

A first update was released on September 15th, as both app store and ingame, corrupting some users’ towns.

Cletus’ Bad job and Good job sound are inverted and fixed.


IRS’s cost per level up was changed.

IRS’s Conform-O-Meter rating was changed from Obedience to Indolence.

IRS had its grid type added: beach, grass, pavement, boardwalk, boardwalk edge.

Shabby IRS

IRS’s sound was added.

IRS’s max level was changed from 15 to 9.

Fancy IRS

Project Board was added to the Miscellany and Decorations inventory category and is now storable.

Project Board

IRS Drone was added to the Animals and Pets character collection.


A level 1 IRS task book icon was added.


Rail Yard was added to the shop, in the Buildings section, for sale till September 22nd at 9am BST, with a cost depending on how much progress you had in obtaining it.

Rail Yard

All jobs at the depots were changed from bad to good.

Plastic Depot

Bart’s Command Robot Ants was changed to premium payout.

Mechanical Ant Delta

Unlocking Real Estate Value Prizes now activates the sound of unlocking Friend Points.
Heights Real Estate Icon

A new icon was set up to hide/show income icons over buildings.


The ambience music, app icon, splash screen and daily play combo were changed back.


All depots’ screens were changed to the Rail Yard’s.


A second part to Job Manager’s quest, Between Jobs, was added.

Unemployment Agent

Origin was rebranded as being part of EA Network.


The town landing point was moved back to the town center.

If the user has unlocked Springfield Heights it’ll be town center if the game is force closed, or Springfield Heights Tunnel if coming back from Krustyland or friend towns screen.


Monorail’s Stations now generate 150$ and 13 XP every 8 hours with the following task names:

  • Monorail Station: Getting People Nowhere Fast
  • Krusty’s Drive-Thru Station: Serving REALLY Fast Food
  • Mall Station: Closing Just Before Your Train Arrives
  • Tetanus Station: Keeping Health Insurers in Business.


Little Lisa’s Recycling Plant now generate 90$ and 10 XP every 4 hours.


Tennis Court’s $ and XP bonus was removed from the info button, changing to the info about giving out 150k Real Eastate Value Points, but is still present in the game itself.


Springfield Dump’s icon in the character locator doesn’t show up once jobs are available.


A glitch caused by IRS being active but not available causes the game to randomly autocollect from buildings but not giving any payout.

Cash Register

Rail Yard and Springfield Heights Prize Tracks are getting stuck and the progress bar goes over the limits of the screen. To fix it and get the prizes, just go to Krustyland or Friend Towns screen and back.


Mystery Boxes prizes were reset to reward again the first two prizes from the upgraded Mystery Boxes: 10 donuts and a Itchy & Scratchy Billboard.


A second update was released on September 16th for Android and Kindle and September 23rd for iOs, this time only app store.

If the user has unlocked Springfield Heights the town landing point was changed to always be Springfield Heights Tunnel.


Fixed Rail Yard prize screen glitch not awarding prizes till the user visits Krustyland or Friend Towns screen and goes back to town.

Rail Yard

This is all for now, join us later for more info on this update! Happy tapping!


84 thoughts on “What Changed with the Monorail Takedown Updates? (September 15th, 16th and 23rd)

  1. was on level 58 bought the exspensive car etc..went back I was on 57 again, but still had car
    Ill just XP back to 58 again… only 40k to go


  2. Massive character and building wipe-out both Freemium and Premium,and I can find no commentary? Puzzled I am;rebought Tomy’s Compond,disappeared,and now a Level up?


  3. Since the Mandatory update of 9/16/15, numerous characters have disappeared including Cletus, Skinner, Bernice, Mr Burns, Jasper, Duffman, Rev. Love joy, Rex, Abe Lincoln, Dr Hibert, Lunch Lady Dora, McBain, Dr. Monroe, etc. My hope is that a glitch solving update is in the works? Any thoughts?


          • Well, it worked for me too but not for several of my friends, it made it a lot worse, more lost buildings and characters including Homer and Lisa which cannot be restored, that is why I do not recommend it. It is a gamble, if you are aware of the risks and accept them, do try it but know that it can get worse.
            I do not want the liability of ruining someones game by recommending something that I know might work but might also cause total havoc.


  4. Umm……am I the only one who just got the level 58 release? I’m on iOS. Anyone else get this?


  5. Kindle is playing ok now, except for the having to go to K-land thing to reset the rail counter. Haven’t tried my phone (Android) but when one works the other usually does too.


  6. Attached is a pic of a bug in the game. Advise if an update is going to happen. Thanks!

    Sent from my iPhone



  7. Anybody else’s Origin account not working? It tells me my account does not exist. I’ve been playing on Android since day one.


  8. Hi,
    There is some new “Polo Field House” building that is for sale to buy with doughnuts? No quest or anything, just the building and the previously released “money swimming pool” are available for 5 days.


  9. I just got an in app update bit i can’t see anything differen’t . Maybe it was a fix of sorts for the problems we have been experiencing. Also the poem is no longer thereIit’s gone back to the monorail one.


  10. I can’t collect anymore track pieces. My bells and whistles are 22181/15000. The blue bar is LITERALLY off the screen. I’m well over the limit, but it won’t give me track pieces. Will this be fixed in the update? Should I stop collecting? Will I loose anything?


  11. How can we extend our monorail at this point? Can we buy track pieces? I need more to extend my track throughout the rest of my town!


  12. Another change I see is in the menu of Mr. Burns’ tasks for the mountain. When I can’t afford the task it now tells me how much more cash I need and offers me the ability to use donuts to start the task right away.


  13. I’m buying as many tennis courts as I can, as quickly as I can generate Hollywood award statues. At 2.25% per court, my bonus is climbing fast! There have been occasional temporary event prizes that have come with XP & cash multipliers, but as far as I know there’s no other way to just buy an item with a bonus without spending donuts. Some game designer had a brain-f*rt when they created this gap in their pricing strategy…. I expect they’ll be removing the tennis court from the store altogether before long!!


  14. There is another update on it’s way . If you check the appstore and look at tapped out there is a poem and it says another update is on it’s way with more characters a’yappin’. I don’t when it’s going to reach us though. Maybe all the problems will be sorted out at the same time as the new update.


  15. I’ve lost shapes gym
    All level 57 buildings.
    And the self reliant house.
    Any ideas on how to fix this? On iOS.


  16. How can we continue to add track to the monorail to complete .? I thought we would still be able to do then if we had unlocked the railway station?… But everything has gone and unable to add more tracks and no IRS BUILDING


  17. I’m still not seeing the IRS or the Krusty Monorail station. Is there still a problem with the Android update?


  18. I found another (comparably very minor) bug: Since the update, Real Estate values in Springfield Heights are missing the decimal separator (i.e. 164 Million instead of 1.64 Million). Its just a display problem, the values are calculated correctly, but this makes it harder to decide what to upgrade next because it’s not clear what the payout will be.

    This bug may very well be language-dependent. For me, the decimal separator should be a comma. Maybe it works in languages like English that use a point.


    • Different opinions. Lets is waiting, me I play. The RailYard glitch can be dealt with if you visit KL after youre supposed to get a prize. No IRS though. Not sure about the pool issue, mine is still there. Im done with 57, so leveling down is not that big of a deal for me – just annoying to get the xp to level up again. Up to you.


      • I updated my Android game this morning without any issues. Takesdown went well, Level57 is still there, pool as well. I play …


  19. I updated my game before the glitch was announced. I did have a gold swimming pool but, that has gone and no mention of IRS building. Do I carry on playing, putting Marge on her allotted task or do I wait for notification that’s the problem has been solved?


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