SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – It’s the second straight morning bus riders at Northland have been greeted by darkness as they are picked up or dropped off at the bus stop.
An electrical malfunction has kept the lights out at the mall’s bus stop. Other areas around the mall have working lights, but not under the bus stop in that area. One bus rider, who identified himself only as Barnard, says it seems to happen when the weather turns cold… but its still dangerous.
“You got old ladies out here, you got young people out here, and crime doesn’t discriminate. They don’t care whether you’re old or you’re young. I just think it’s a hazardous situation that we have to endure,” says Barnard.
Another rider says it happens four or five times a year, and you just have to get used to it. A mall security vehicle was at the scene with headlights and overhead lights to provide some illumination for riders. WWJ has been told that the mall is aware of the problem.