The system was intended to evolve into something more than just a ride for people escaping the shopping.
Sadly, the monorail was scrapped in 1996 after only 5 years of use. Apparently there were lots of technical problems with engineers being constantly called to fix the thing. Added to this the issues of evacuating a train, the system wasn't designated as a ride, but as real transport meaning a different set of rules, a problem that apparently bedevils Blackpool trams.
Anyway, the whole lot was sold to the Gold Coast in Australia, where it was built into a shopping centre.
It was rather more successful here, only closing at the start of 2017 after nearly 30 years of operation.
But what of Merry Hill?
Well, there is a station on top of Marks & Spencer. This film with truly terrible camerawork looks inside what is left.
And there has been a display mounted by the shopping centre to commemorate the system.