PASSENGERS waiting at Colchester’s new bus station finally have some facilities after a new coffee stand opened up.

Jeff Brown has launched his mobile Coffee Station van at the Osborne Street site after getting the green light from the council.

The 40-year-old, from Layer Road, set up his business a month ago after leaving his admin role in the Army last year.

Paul Smith, councillor for business and resources at Colchester Council, said: "We are very pleased we have been able to incorporate this new refreshments facility into Colchester’s bus station. It was an element requested by residents and we hope it will prove successful."