It’s all aboard for the seventh annual “Catch the Bus Week” and Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner got chatty with Hattie, a double decker bus that is getting people talking.

The theme of this year’s “Catch the Bus Week” is tackling loneliness and Mr Zeichner will find out about how buses can stay help people to stay connected.

A recent survey found that a third of people deliberately catch the bus so they have the opportunity for some company.

Buses are our most widely used form of public transport in the country, carrying millions of people to work, school, hospitals and shopping.

Hattie the Community bus is full of chairs and tables, tea and coffee, chalkboards and magnetic wall games so old and young can get together.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Encouraging more people onto buses is one of the ways to help tackle Cambridge’s congestion and help tackle pollution. Now I’m also finding out how a bus trip can help tackle loneliness too.  In other parts of the country and the world, catching the bus is the obvious choice. So I would encourage people who don’t normally take the bus in Cambridge to give it a try here too.”

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