At Whiston the masts and other ironwork seem complete, but no wires yet.
For a much more detailed and more up to date report on the current state of play, see David Hull's spreadsheet which you can find on a link from my progress page.
Meanwhile, rumours continue to circulate that Network Rail will soon announce that parts of phase two will not be ready for energising in November. The latest report, in October's Modern Railways, suggests that problems including several serious signal sighting issues will mean that Ordsall Lane Junction to Victoria will be delayed until May 2015. At the time of writing I have not seen any formal announcement, but it surely cannot be long before we get one.