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In the game of Chateau d'Eau played on the Paris Metro the equivalent station to Dollis Hill is Miromesnil ; however it was not always thus. Originally the deep loop station was Pigalle, but due to regular flooding and poor visibility after sunset, it was decided to move the deep loop station - the question was where it should be relocated to.

The decision to move the loop from Pigalle to Miromesnil was fraught with problems. Not only did several people lose their lives in the riots that followed the final decision, but that great French ex-champion Francois Bouttisant committed suicide when he heard (erroneously as it happens, making his actions even more tragic) that the loop had been transferred to Courcelles. Several stations were considered : The full list is as follows :

The RER lines were not considered for permanent loop status.


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