A new retailer serving coffee, snacks and hot drinks to train commuters at Hackbridge railway station has been unveiled.

Gabor Dunai runs coffee van BrunchBox at the station, which takes over from previous vendor Moh’s Coffee after its tenancy expired late last month.

He said: “Our little coffee van is ingeniously converted to accommodate an LPG powered espresso machine, large internal water tank and plenty of storage – allowing the business to be completely self-sufficient for service.

“We are a local company with over five years’ experience in catering. We are looking forward to serving and welcoming customers to BrunchBox at Hackbridge.”

READ: From earlier: Hackbridge station coffee vendor set to leave as tenancy is not renewed

Dad-of-two Moh Malik, from Croydon, was told his tenancy at the station would not be renewed after serving train passengers for 14 years.

At the time he said plans for setting up a small new coffee shop would appear unlikely due to high financial costs, meaning he’d have to move Moh’s Coffee elsewhere or shut for good.

A campaign was launched to try and reverse the decision but this was unsuccessful in the end, before BrunchBox was selected as the latest vendor.

Rovin Vaz, Govia Thameslink Railway’s business development manager, said: “We are happy to have been able to work with BrunchBox, a local independent coffee company.

“Our passengers frequently tell us that having a facility at their local station which can offer a snack or hot drink for the journey ahead is important to them.

“BrunchBox will be able to offer this and I am sure our passengers will enjoy the offering they have.”