Things are really moving now as can be seen from the shot below taken from the School Lane overbridge today.
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The platform edgings are now visible. The line north of the present Maghull Station remains closed to Merseyrail trains to and from Ormskirk until Monday 8th January. However, as the RMT union is on strike on the 8th and trains will not be running north of Maghull for that reason then the engineering works will continue throughout that day too.
The photo is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-