A number of correspondents regularly send me photographs of the project and it seems a bit of a waste if I just email my thanks and then file them away, so with thanks to David Hull and Paul Gaskell (and there's a couple of my own as well), here's some pictures of the current state of affairs:
At Roby itself, all the woodwork of the platform canopy has been
removed, along with the props supporting it. The brackets remain.
Meanwhile, down below, excavation of the lift shafts is progressing well. Flooding has always been an issue at Roby, so I'm not surprised to see the sump full of water - I assume a drainage system will be provided.
Also at Roby, one or more new signals have been installed, bagged at this stage.
One stop further east, at Huyton, the lift buildings seem structurally complete. I hope they've cured the knotweed problem!
Small buildings have appeared on platform 2/3 and on platform 4, these are to be lift motor rooms according to the plans.
Here's a shot taken at Bryn station on the 9th of May of the very first wires to be put up.