A solution to resolve the dispute with bus company TITSA appears no nearer to success after the latest meeting between the drivers and the Tenerife Cabildo.

The problem lies with the success of the new tram service which looks certain to lead to a review of current routes in Santa Cruz and La Laguna, with reduced frequencies and a small number of withdrawals.

Drivers have threatened an all-out strike as of 1 September unless their jobs are guaranteed and they want the bus service to be enhanced by bus lanes throughout Santa Cruz so they can compete with the tram.

In an effort to settle the conflict more talks are scheduled later this week.