I paid a brief visit to Huyton station this morning and in a marked contrast to yesterday there was almost nothing going on. I take this as good sign that the work is pretty much complete.
One gang of orangemen were digging a hole adjacent to the fourth track for a new sign, another TSR board maybe, or perhaps a permanent "Restricted Clearance" board.
So I think everything is looking good for Monday morning, I'm guessing we'll see a test train on Sunday. Anyone going for a ride on 2P11 06:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston on Monday, the first passenger train over the new track? No, me neither!
Literally as I was typing the above, one of the new signalling berths came to life on my diagram (http://charlwoodhouse.co.uk/rail/livesig/3) so it looks like signalling testing is under way.