reply to post by mike dangerously
Murder one was committed in the area adjacent to the hospital, and very close to Whitechapel Station.
Murder two was committed in the rear yard of 29 Hanbury Street, just of Brick Lane. This murder is a distance away from any station and no tube lines
run under the area, however, he could have cut across Spitalfields Market, if it was a market day, 5.30 to 6.00 am, the market would be busy, someone
in an apron covered in blood would blend in quite easily. The market had only been constructed the year before. Another civil engineering
Both murders three and four were committed by the main line and according to the Jack map, very close to engine sheds or goods yards attached to the
Five, like two, is in the region of Spitalifields Market and some distance from a rail line.
Also, convenient for murders one, two and five, a mail rail line runs from White chapel to Liverpool street (and on throughout London). This line
runs (underground) through the far end of Hanbury Street and as the crow flies, also undersects Brick Lane a short walking distance from where Annie
Chapman was murdered on Hanbury Street.
Liverpool Street Station;
The station was built on the site of the original Bethlem Royal Hospital, was opened to traffic on 2 February 1874 by the Great Eastern Railway
and was completely operational from 1 November 1875. From this date the original terminal, Bishopsgate, closed to passengers. It reopened as a goods
station in 1881
The construction of the station was due to the desire of the company to gain a terminal closer to the city than the one opened by the predecessor
Eastern Counties Railway, at Shoreditch, that had opened on 1 July 1840. This station was renamed "Bishopsgate" in 1846. The construction proved
extremely expensive due to the cost of acquiring property and many people were displaced due to the large scale demolitions. The desire to link
the GER lines to those of the sub-surface Metropolitan Railway, a link seldom used and relatively soon abandoned, also meant that the GER's lines
had to drop down to below ground level from the existing viaducts east of Bishopsgate. This means that there are considerable gradients leading out of
the station. Lord Salisbury, who was chairman of the Great Eastern in 1870, said that the Liverpool Street extension was "one of the greatest
mistakes ever committed in connection with a railway."
Murder four was committed close to Aldgate station which is the last stop on the Metropolitan line that was at that time unused and ran directly to
Liverpool Street Station.
Whitechapel station, close to murder one, is on the Hammersmith line and runs to Liverpool Street.
The Mail Rail runs from Whitechapel to Liverpool Street and undersects streets a short walking distance from murders two and five.
Map showing Rail Mail route, purple line.
Map showing location of murders
Map showing Tube routes over streetplan