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Monorail are still very popular (especially considering the age), and people love them in City layouts, but TLG have repeatedly said that is it out of the question that they'd ever produce monorail again.
I understand they're 'off limits' for rereleases because the technology can't be recreated cost-effectively. Surely though, this is not rocket science, it's just a simple motor with a metal cog and battery attached, it can't be hard to source these cost-effectively, or adapt it to a technology which can. Or is the technology reason (which people often give) incorrect- is the purely down to low projected sales?
(for what it's worth, I'd be in favour of new monorail designs as well as improvements to the technology, rather than a re-release)