|Current operator(s)||Central Railways|
|Stops||62 as 11039 Maharashtra Express, 60 as 11040 Maharashtra Express|
|Distance travelled||1,346 km (836 mi)|
|Class(es)||AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||No Pantry Car but available|
|Observation facilities||Rake Sharing with 11023/24 Sahyadri Express|
|Rolling stock||Standard Indian Railway coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Indian gauge|
|Operating speed||110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
47.09 km/h (29 mph), including halts
The 11039/11040 Maharashtra Express is an express train belonging to Indian Railways that run between Gondia Junction and Kolhapur in India. It operates as train number 11040 from Gondia Junction to Kolhapur and as train number 11039 in the reverse direction.
It holds the current record for the longest distance covered in one state (1346 km) as it runs entirely within Maharashtra.
This train is named after the state of Maharashtra. Although its name puts it in the league of trains named after their states .i.e. Kerala Express, Tamil Nadu Express, Andhra Pradesh Express, it does not connect the State & National Capitals.
The 11039/11040 Maharashtra Express presently has 1 AC 2 tier, 1 AC 3 tier, 8 Sleeper Class & 5 General Unreserved coaches. As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.
The 11039 Maharashtra Express covers the distance of 1346 kilometres in 28 hours 45 mins (46.82 km/hr) & 28 hours 25 mins as 11040 Maharashtra Express (47.37 km/hr). As its average speed in both directions is below 55 km/hr as per Indian Railway rules, it does not have a Superfast surcharge.
|Station Code||Station Name||Distance
- Route for train no. 11039 
- Route for train No. 11040 
- "Maharashtra Express - 11040". Retrieved 03-Sep-2012.
- Maharashtra-express-11039-kop-to-g/459/297/65 "Maharashtra Express 11039". Retrieved 18-Oct-2012.