Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Imperial Park Bypass

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51°32'51"-03°02'31" show decimal

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Imperial Park Bypass
nr Coedkernew, Newport, NP10

This closed dual-carriageway appears to have been built as a bypass or access road around the Imperial Park just outside Newport; however, it doesn't seem to have ever been used (apart from filming!).

7 Sep 2009: Rubbish-strewn photos - The road seems to be in a right mess, with dirt banks and general rubbish strewn all over the place. Whether this is "set dressing" for something filming here, or locally-made in order to stop races on the unused road is uncertain at present!

5 Sep 2010: No real difference to the road, it's still rubbish-strewn!

How to get here:

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 28, then follow the A48 westwards towards Castleton. At the third roundabout (Coedkernew) turn left and the bypass runs from the next junction. +

Parking Details

It is possible to park alongside the bypass on the side of the roundabout.

Where to walk

At the roundabout walk through the gateway onto the closed dual carriageway.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableNorthern End

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Photograph taken: 20th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"You can see where the northern end of the bypass is completely overgrown, something hidden by the traffic in the screenshot!"

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Meat
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Rhys is caught up in a traffic accident.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableMiddle near Pylon

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 7th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"Rubble-strewn on this visit!"

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Sleeper
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Filmed: 2007
Torchwood on the way to catch the Sleeper agent.

 

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Photograph taken: 20th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Meat
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Rhys follows the SUV along a dual carriageway.

 

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Photograph taken: 7th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"Rubble-strewn on this visit!"

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A Day In The Death
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Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Maggie staggers away dazed from the car crash.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableMiddle near Signpost

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Photograph taken: 20th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Meat
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Filmed: 2007
The services start to deal with the crash.

 

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Photograph taken: 7th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"Rubble-strewn on this visit!"

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Meat
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Rhys walks up to where the accident took place.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableSouthern End

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Photograph taken: 20th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Meat
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Rhys follows the SUV around a roundabout.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: n/aOutside the bypass 

 

Additional Notes:

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This is close as you can get by car, on the roundabout

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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G24 Power Ltd (Into The Dalek): 0.32 miles.

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A48 (near Imperial Park) (The Eleventh Hour): 0.56 miles.

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Next Generation Data (Planet of the Ood, The Waters of Mars): 0.60 miles.

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Sovereign House (The Age of Steel): 0.79 miles.

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Picture Financial Group (Partners in Crime): 0.81 miles.

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Unit Q2: 0.81 miles.

Also seen in:

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7 Jan 2012: Casualty 26.17: Duty of Care - The first episode of Casualty to be filmed at the new BBC studios at Cardiff Bay, and the major motorway crash was filmed here.

Related Stories

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Sleeper [2007]: Torchwood race to catch the last sleeper.

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Meat [2007]: Lorry Crash/Rhys follows the Torchwood SUV to the warehouses.

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A Day in the Death [2007]: Maggie loses her new husband in a car crash.

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