Port of Hull - Docks - Railway Dock

Permission to construct two new docks was granted in 1844, one being the "Railway Dock", the other "Victoria Dock". The Railway Dock was connected on the west side of Junction Dock to the north of Kingston Street, and was smaller than the other town docks. The dock of 13,130 sq ft (1,220 m2) cost something over £100,000 and was designed by J.B Hartley and opened in 1846.

Its primary purpose was for the transfer of goods to and from the newly built Hull and Selby Railway which had its passenger terminus just west of Humber Dock facing onto Railway Street, and its goods sheds north of this. Railway lines also ran from the goods shed to the Humber Dock.

Like Humber Dock the dock closed in 1968 and in 1984 became part of the Hull Marina.

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