North Manchester is the area of Manchester north of the centre bounded by the M60, the A6, and A57. It includes Sportcity, the development for the 2002 Commonwealth games, held in Manchester and Manchester City FC. It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Lancashire.


Much of this area falls under the jurisidction of neighbouring Greater Manchester boroughs, particularly Bury. Once such area is Prestwich which has, along with neighbouring Whitefield, to the north, and Broughton Park, to the south (part of Salford), the largest concentration of Jewish residents of any area outside London. Prestwich is also a stop on the Bury bound Metrolink line. Prestwich and its close neighbour, Whitefield, remain areas with strong Jewish communities and are somewhat upmarket.

Get in

By tram

The north of Manchester is served by the Bury and Rochdale lines of Greater Manchester's Metrolink light rail system.

By train

Neither Bury nor Oldham has a conventional railway station, having been replaced by trams. As such, the nearest train stations are Manchester Victoria and Rochdale.






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