St Helens Council has granted listed building consent for electrification work on Sankey Viaduct, with some conditions.
One of the conditions is that precise details of the method and materials shall be submitted to the Planning Authority and approved by them before work commences.
Reading between the lines, it looks like the Council are aware of the mess made of the work on the skew bridge at Rainhill, and want to ensure the work is done "properly" first time.
Meanwhile, at Huyton, Modern Railways reports that the acquisition of a small strip of land for track 4 is to proceed unopposed so there will be no need for a public enquiry. Nonetheless, the postponement until "Winter 2017" is confirmed.