I once was a ferret for a day.
Obviously I don't want them to skip mandatory maintenance, but I feel like any other investments in the current monorails would be a poor investment. I know the new monorails haven't been confirmed, but I do believe they will be coming within five years max.
When they transistioned to MK6 they pulled MK4 blue out of service in 1986 several years prior to delivery for testing purposes. And this probably was preceded by a couple years of proposals and legal review.
If they go with Bombardier they and they signed today they are looking at least 5-8 years before they even started producing trains with all their back log. (Assuming they are still in business....)
If they go with another vendor it would probably be just as long to make it work with what they have.
It just doesn’t seem like the requisite pre-order work or proposals have not leaked out yet. Insiders here are usually aware of projects years before they are commenced, for this we have not gotten a clear sense of any progress.