New York City in the US led the way with mass transit systems and started operating its first metro line as long ago as 1904. In 1953, control of the system was assumed by the New York City Transit Authority, which also took over the management of all metropolitan bus services.
From its West Chester, Pennsylvania headquarters Westcode designs and manufactures its Door and HVAC products to meet the specification and requirements of ALL of the major rail vehicle manufacturers with facilities in North America.
Westcode has manufacturing plants in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Binghamton, New York and in the United Kingdom.
All of our products are built to the highest standards of quality in terms of both reliability and maintainability, using the most modern technology, and techniques.
In North America, Westcode Incorporated provides three (3) integrated product groups for the railway industry. These groups consist of the following:
This product group provides door controls and operators for rail vehicles, as well as for platform edge applications. The door operators themselves can take the form of electro-pneumatic or electric motor driven devices.
Dependent on the particular customer requirements the operator itself can be configured for floor, waist or overhead installation.
This product group provides environmental comfort systems for rail vehicles applications. A full range of equipment is offered for applications which may be DC powered directly or AC powered from on-board generator/inverter supply.
The system can be configured as a split system, a duplex system or a module system. Each system application is packaged for the customerâ€™s specific needs.
ALLPART SPARES AND REFURBISHMENT
A dedicated team of specialists in AllPart are responsible for aftermarket services making extended product life a cost-effective option. Both in the provision of quality spares and total refurbishment programs AllPart utilizes experience in Brakes and Air Supply Systems in addition to Westcode’s core businesses: Air Conditioning and Door Systems.
Westcode Incorporated maintains a close working relationship with our customers throughout the life cycle of the equipment/systems to monitor its in-service performance. This approach provides a feedback channel for disseminating actual in-service performance information throughout the organization to ensure the highest level of product developments that are directed to satisfying customer needs and enhancing vehicle operation.
Since opening in 1987, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been central to the regeneration of east London. Now its significance is far greater than originally envisaged.
The light rail system, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), is to be doubled in size during the next decade following agreement on a $2.4bn investment programme.
Generically referred to as 'the Tube', London is the oldest and remains one of the largest metro systems in the world, carrying over one billion passengers a year.
By the early years of the new millennium, the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan will have the first rapid transit system in the Caribbean. Known as Tren Urbano, the route will be a double-track, 10.6-mile line, serving 14 new stations, running from Bayamon to Santurce.
Officials of Galesburg, IL. and guests joined owners Ed and Carol Widdowson in the recent official opening of Westcode's newest manufacturing facility in North America. "The Galesburg Facility provides Westcode with the ability to service the growing mid-west passenger and freight markets with 24
Westcode will design, manufacture and supply the air comfort systems for the new 104 car (plus options) SILVERLINER-V fleet recently contracted with UTS (the ROTEM company). The air conditioning systems will feature state-of-the-art scroll compressors with microprocessor controls and it will be i
Westcode Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Norman Forde as their new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new Role Mr Forde will report directly to Mr Michael Hall , the company's President and COO, and will have overall responsibility for Sales, Maketing, Project managem
Westcode Inc, manufacturers of HVAC, door systems and brake parts, has exceeded all expectations with their mean distance between failure mileage on their fully hermetic HVAC system for the New York subway cars. Latest published figures from NYCT show that against a MDBF target of 100,000 miles o
Westcode Inc, together with it’s technology partner Mitsubishi Electric, has been awarded three new contracts to supply roof mounted air conditioning systems to both Kawasaki Rail Car, and to Alstom in the USA. The three contracts cover additional cars for the R142 series (80 Car Sets), and the new
WESTCODE INC was the low bidder at Yesterdays opening to determine the supplier of 488 overhauled air conditioning units for Metro-North's M2 fleet. Westcode was more competative than the large number of other suppliers, Including WABTEC, who bid on this prestigious contract. Westcode is