The night of January 9-10, 2012, was the first night of MTA New York City Transit's FASTRACK intensive maintenance effort. Some 700 employees entered the Lexington Avenue tracks to perform maintenance, inspections, and/or defect repair work. During the night, over 60 individual piggyback groups worked along the tracks. The Track Division corrected 320 defects Third Rail defects; replaced running rails north of Fulton Street and Brooklyn Bridge; replaced tie plates plates at five stations and cleaned and scraped over 5,000 track feet encompassing 14 station tracks. The Station Environment Division removed trash from 15 stations; power washed Wall Street Station; painted some 3,800 linear feet of rubbing board edge; added lighting fixtures, washed and relamped 23rd Street Station; replaced missing floor tiles at four stations; scraped peeling paint at three stations over the track roadbed; and chipped and replaced broken steps on 16 stairways. The Signal Maintenance Division performed over 34 of 63 signal first-of-the-month inspections; serviced 4 switches; inspected and tested 21 timers. Capital Program Management monitored the work of outside contractors painting under the platform edge; wiring and testing signals; and performing platform edge survey work. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.