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1885 The Alexandra Dock was constructed for the Hull and Barnsley Railway, and was opened in 1885.
1923 Came under the control of the London and North Eastern Railway when the amalgamation of the railways took place in 1923.
The water area is 53 acres, with a dock entrance of 85 feet. There are sixteen quays, which are amply provided with cranes to deal with ships' requirements.