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What does DUTC stand for?

DUTC stands for Dublin United Tramway Company

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The Dublin United Tramways Company, with the acquisition of the Dublin Southern Tramways, which had earlier the same year started the first electrical tram line in Ireland, reversed long-standing policy favouring horse-drawn trams, and, having reorganised as the Dublin United Tramways Company (1896) Ltd. , proceeded with a rapid electrification. As part of a deal with Dublin Corporation, the DUTC agreed to pay them £500 per route mile for 40 years and a minimum of £10,000 per year when the system was fully electrified.
A constable riding in the front of a tramcar to protect it from any potential threats from the disgruntled employees of the Dublin United Tramway Company.
New houses were built within walking distance of the tramway service. Dublin trams proved popular. 137 tramcars ran on 32 route miles of track by 1881 when three companies amalgamated to form the Dublin United Tramways Company (DUTC). On the eve of electrification a typical fare on the horse tram was threepence from Nelson’s Pillar to Clonskeagh. This service ran from 8. 00 a. m. to just after 10.
It wasn't till 1900 that the route via Ringsend began, being electrically operated from its outset. Ringsend, at this time, was a working class maritime area, and therefore was outside the general passenger base of the Dublin United Tramways Company.