So what was the response of the next bus driver when I explained what had happened? That bus drivers should slow down when approaching bus stops at night time? That bus stops should be better lit? Oh, it was quite simple really; I should carry a white plastic bag with me so that I could flag down the buses at night time. Apparently I was too dark to be seen at night and was therefore not visible.
Thank you transit system, you always know how to brighten my day! —It's not me, it's you