FARE increases will be suspended for at least three months to try to placate commuters plagued by rail chaos.
The Herald Sun believes Premier Steve Bracks last night agreed to the goodwill gesture, which will save commuters almost $3.5 million.
Tram and bus users will also pocket the windfall as the State Government wrestles with the Connex brakes crisis.
The private rail operator was yesterday no closer to finding a solution to fixing the brakes on its suspect Siemens fleet.
And it refused to give a time frame for when services would return to normal.
From Sunday 18 February the V/Line train service for Echuca will improve significantly, boosting the total number of weekly train services from four to 18.
The V/Line Echuca train service will run on a temporary timetable from Sunday 18 February to Saturday 3 March. On Sunday 4 March there will be a state-wide timetable update.
You can pick up your temporary timetable at your local staffed V/Line station, V/Line agent or by calling 136 196.