Checking today, the Greyhound bus doesn't work, arrives in Yass about 14.30, so the 982 Transborder bus is the winner and gets in at 18.36, about 5 1/2 hours before the train.
I guess I can amuse myself checking out the Yass Town station, try and trace the street railtracks, get to Woolworths by 10PM, and then taxi off to the station for a couple of hours close to the CCTV.
I drove down the Hume in January, as always the Yass Junction station was closed, deserted with one car in the car park. In excellent condition overall.
Any suggestions as to general Yass safety etc. I'll be travelling solo.
Thanks for your interest
UPDATE - it is safer to travel Canberra - Goulburn - Melbourne.
I have since discovered that a Murrays bus from Jolimont Canberra arrives at about 19.30 at Goulburn Station. The station is staffed until the departure of the XPT and is located one block from the Goulburn main street. Sorry Yass.