English translation: rail-bound railway systems - see answers provided and comments
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rail-bound railway systems - see answers provided and comments
Explanation: There is no such thing; the nearest we get to it is the transrapid, or Maglev (magnetic levitation) system, and we all know that even THAT'S not proof against accidents, don't we....
That is proof against derailments because the "go-thing" actually wraps around its track, as the link below shows. This is perhaps best described as a "track-guided transport system proof against derailments".
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guideway. In addition, since the Transrapid vehicle wraps around the guideway beam, a. derailment is virtually impossible. JetTrain ...
Thanks to you both. I ended up checking with my customer and they confirmed that there was no such thing as a "derailment-proof" train system, and that they did actually mean rail-bound. 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer