See my previous blog post for a plan of the track layouts.
The piling work west of Roby continues, it would appear that the embankment needs widening to make room for four tracks. Apparently the LNWR's parsimonious track spacing does not comply with modern standards.
The explanation for the props under the canopy is that the work to gut the station building and install a lift shaft will remove the counterbalancing in the building's structure. When the work is complete the props can be removed.
The joint I complained about in the subway continues to seep water, but the fact that the subway is not full after the recent wet weather is a tremendous improvement on previous years.
A different access route for platform two is in use, leaving the platform west of the shelter and running along the new formation to join the access ramp half way down. This is because the east-most end of the platform is closed to allow constructiuon of a lift shaft.
Platform edging for platform 4 is well under way.
The western ends of the existing platforms are closed off with these rustic-looking gates.