The train is operated by Indian Railways, coming under the Central Railway zone and it is one of the six point-to-point express trains which carry thousands of passengers daily between Pune and Mumbai. The other five being the Sinhagad Express, Pragati Express, Deccan Queen, Indrayani Express and Intercity Express.
The 11007 Deccan Express leaves Mumbai CST at 7 am and arrives at Pune Junction at 11:05 am. While on the return journey, the 11008 Deccan Express leaves Pune at 15:30 and reaches CSTM at 19:40. 
Throughout history of railways in India the Deccan Queen is one of the most popular trains in India. The Deccan Queen, started on 1 June 1930 was the fastest and most luxurious train on the Mumbai - Pune section. Before introduction of the Deccan Queen, Poona Mail was the most luxurious train on this route. Initially the train was owned and operated by Great Indian Peninsula Railway and transferred to Indian Railways after merging of Great Indian Peninsula Railway in Indian Railways. This train used to travel the Mumbai-Pune distance in 2 hours 45 minutes. However due to increase in suburban traffic the travelling time has increased to 3 hours 15 minutes. This train was served with a pantry car since it was introduced. The train made its first run from Kalyan to Pune and was just a seven bogie train. However the train was later increased till Mumbai CST (formally Victory Terminus). The train today hauls 17 bogies along with two guard vans with total of 19 bogies. This train was attached with double deck compartments in 1980's. Initially the train was hauled by EA1 (WCP 1 locomotive) when it was introduced. Later by 1970's the train was hauled by WCM 2 or WCM 4 locomotives. Today it hauled by WCAM 3/2p locomotive. The Poona Mail and the Deccan Queen used to serve Mumbai-Pune commuters for several years together later when the Poona Mail was extended till Kolhapur and was renamed as the Sahyadri Express. 
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