Maharashtra Express

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Maharashtra Express
महाराष्ट्र एक्सप्रेस
Maharashtra Express.jpg
Service type Superfast
First service 1992
Current operator(s) Northern Railway
Start Gondia
Stops 62 as 11039 Maharashtra Express, 60 as 11040 Maharashtra Express
End Kolhapur
Distance travelled 1,346 km (836 mi)
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry Car and Catering
Observation facilities Rake Sharing with Brahmaputra Mail
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
47.09 km/h (29 mph), including halts
Route map
Maharashtra Express (Gondia - Kolhapur) route map

The 11039⇋11040 Maharashtra Express is an superfast train belonging to Indian Railways that run between Gondia railway station and Kolhapur in India. It operates as train number 12040 from Gondia railway station to Kolhapur and as train number 11039 in the reverse direction.

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.

11040 Maharashtra Express


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 1347 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.

It reverses direction twice during its run at Daund Junction & Pune Junction.

There is pantry car attached to this train, however catering service is available.[1]


As the route is partly electrified, a Bhusawal based WAP 4 loco hauls the train from Gondia Junction until Pune after which a Pune or Guntakal based WDM 3A takes over until Kolhapur.[1]

Route and Timing[edit]

11039 Maharashtra Express leaves Kolhapur every day at 15:30 hrs IST and reaches Gondia railway station at 20:15 hrs IST the next day.

11040 Maharashtra Express leaves Gondia railway station every day at 08:20 hrs IST and reaches Kolhapur at 12:45 hrs IST the next day.

Major halts[edit]

Note: 11039 Maharashtra Express has 62 Stops,11040 Maharashtra Express has 60 Stops. but only the major ones are listed here:

Station Code Station Name Distance
from Source
in km
MMR Manmad Junction 706
DD Daund Junction 944
PUNE Pune Junction 1020
MRJ Miraj Junction 1300
KOP Kolhapur 1347

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