Newton Abbot railway station is to lose its Pumpkin Café later this year.

Rail passengers wanting a coffee and a bite to eat at the station will instead be visiting a ‘Café Local’, which will replace the outlet.

Both brands are owned by SSP, which operates food and beverage outlets in travel locations around the world.

Café Local will sell barista coffee, cakes, paninis and toasties and a range of retail goods such as confectionary, sandwiches, cold drinks, alcohol and travel essentials.

The design of the new Café Local will include a feature graphic of the local skyline with a blue and yellow colour scheme. There will also be a community board where local groups and clubs can post events and local information.

‘SSP confirms that it will close its Pumpkin Café later this year and open a Café Local in the same location,’ a spokesperson said. ‘Café Local is one of our newest brands and has been warmly received at rail stations across the country thanks to its mix of freshly prepared drinks and snacks alongside branded items, making it ideal for customers on the move,’ the spokesperson added.

SSP launched its Café Local concept last year, which it developed for regional rail stations across the UK. It has already opened a Café Local at Exeter St David’s.

The company said it had developed Café Local to reflect ‘the unique requirements of regional railway stations where there are often limited outlets for passengers and staff to shop’.