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Notorious for the Jack the Ripper murders, Whitechapel, in the melting pot that is the East End of London, still dwells on its grisly past with several Ripper tours leaving from Whitechapel station. In Travel Zone 2, on both London Underground (District and Hammersmith & City lines) and London Overground East London Line lines, Whitechapel will soon also welcome Crossrail to its vibrant community, and with it comes the promise of 24 trains an hour to Heathrow, the West End and Canary Wharf to boost the local economy as the station becomes a modern transport hub. Opposite the 1876 station entrance, which sits alongside shops and eateries on Whitechapel Road is the newly rebuilt Royal London Hospital, one-time home to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. In 2012 after eight years of construction, the 17-storey hospital opened its doors, ensuring its bright future as home to London's air ambulance and one of the largest children's hospitals in the UK.

Station details & facilities

Whitechapel station's entrance off Whitechapel Road leads down to a concourse with ticket machines, a newsagent and ticket barriers through to the platforms. For Overground trains, you should head to platforms 5 and 6 as all other platforms are used for District and Hammersmith & City lines Underground trains, which are directly ahead from the concourse. With so much happening around the station, there are few amenities, so pass your time in the melee of Whitechapel Market.

Departures and arrivals from Whitechapel

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Whitechapel station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Abbey WoodElizabeth line17:18ALate
to ShenfieldElizabeth line17:20AOn time
to Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Elizabeth line17:21BOn time
to New Cross GateLondon Overground17:21On time
to Dalston KingslandLondon Overground17:22On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonElizabeth line17:20AOn time
from ShenfieldElizabeth line17:21BOn time
from Dalston KingslandLondon Overground17:21On time
from New Cross GateLondon Overground17:22On time
from Abbey WoodElizabeth line17:24BOn time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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