Published: Nov 20, 2012 6:10 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Historic trolleys will carry passengers around downtown Fort Myers thanks to two new trolley routes that start running on Monday, Nov. 26.

Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency, the service is free and will run during peak season, through April 17, 2013.

The two routes are designated Blue and Gold. The Blue Route serves the central downtown between Monroe Street and Royal Palm Avenue. It runs every 15 minutes and will stop at any intersection for boarding and disembarking.

The Gold Route connects luxury highrises The Oasis, St. Tropez and the Riviera with the downtown and continues to the Edison-Ford Estates. It runs every 35-40 minutes.

Both routes run from 11 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday, and from 11 am to 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Trolley passengers who wish to connect with the LeeTran bus system can transfer to the Route 20 bus at several locations along the routes.