LeeTran announces seasonal schedule changes

Author: Special to WINK News
Downtown Fort Myers trolley service sign.

Several LeeTran bus routes will begin seasonal schedules beginning Sunday, Nov. 21, including the tram on Fort Myers Beach and the Fort Myers River District Trolleys.

The seasonal changes are:

  • Fort Myers Beach seasonal tram service will begin Sunday, Nov. 21. Beach Trolley service will begin more frequent arrivals and departures with expanded hours on Jan. 2
  • The Fort Myers River District Trolleys (Blue 500 and Gold 505 lines) will begin seasonal service on Sunday, Nov. 21.
  • The Blue Line runs through downtown Fort Myers. The route loops from the Oasis Condominiums to West First Street and McGregor Boulevard along First Street, then to Rosa Parks Transportation Center, Fowler Street and Second Street.
  • The Gold Line connects North Fort Myers to downtown Fort Myers. The route leaves from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, travels over the Caloosahatchee Bridge, makes a left on Hancock Bridge Parkway, left on Moody Road, right on Skyline Drive, and right on Hancock Bridge Parkway. The route continues to Beau Drive, makes a left on North Key Drive, right on North Cleveland Avenue, then back across the bridge to First Street and returns to Rosa Parks Transportation Center.

In addition to the seasonal changes, several year-round changes are also planned to begin Nov. 21:

  • Route 600, Coconut Point to Creekside Transfer Center in Collier County, will transition to a year-round schedule that starts earlier in the day and ends later in the evening with increased frequency.
  • Beginning Nov. 21, two routes will be interlined on all trips – they are Routes 240, Bell Tower Shops to Coconut Point, and Route 600. Interlined routes allow riders to continue on to their destination without transferring buses. At the end of the Route 240, the bus will continue on to the Route 600 and vice versa. Riders on board will not have to pay an additional fare to continue on this interlined route. This route becomes the 600 without the need to transfer at Coconut Point. This is also the case when traveling northbound.
  • Route 40, from the Cape Transfer Center to Coralwood Shopping Center, will add 15 minutes to each arrival/departure throughout the day. Beginning and end times will not be affected.
  • Route 20, which serves east Fort Myers, will no longer enter the Eastgate Shopping Center on Palm Beach Boulevard but will continue to serve surrounding stops. There will be no changes to the route schedule.

Complete information about these changes can be found after the changes take place at RideLeeTran.com or by calling customer service team at 239-LEE-TRAN.

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